Freddie and The Dreamers, Charlton and The Wheelies , Joey and The Potatoes. But of course.
I’ve been gardening today. I got quite a lot done . I cleared the bottom veg. beds , and dug them over. Cleared the last of the peas out . Took down the frames. Weeded. Now we could see the Brussells again. Made room for more planting . Kale, Spinach and Swedes . Bit late to sow but worth a go . As usual I will probably learn the hard way.
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I’m not an expert gardener . I don’t know many of the latin names . Sometimes I mess up. Plant things in the wrong places. Plant things too close together . Plant too many of them (courgette, anybody?). Pick things too soon . But that’s ok .
I just love growing things. I love growing our food . Or at least some of it . Carbon footprint from garden to plate ? Zero. Apart from the bought in seeds of course . But even then , not so much.
Today I harvested some rogue potatoes that weren’t meant to be there , but were .
These are the ones that Joey liked.
Today I harvested some onions . Red , white , shallot . That’s sha llot . * groan *
The garlic was p. poor. As usual . I don’t have much success with garlic . Don’t know how the romans managed it .
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Eldest fancied a bit of planting . So we sowed enough for two more trays of salad . Rocket and Lollo Rosso . Curly lettuce. Very Nice.
There are some strange beasts growing in the Welsh Garden Greenhouse . Aubergines . Eggplants .
I am the Eggman . Oh are you , that’s nice for you, I am the walrus myself.
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And long spiky things . They are old fashioned ridge cucumbers . Like long prickly melon fruit .
The prickles aren’t really very prickly . They brush off . They are better with the skin peeled off . They are kind of like a cucumber tasting melon textured cucumber . Very , you know, Cucumbery .
We are waiting for the tomatoes . There are a lot of them this year . And here is a gratuitous picture of my greenhouse , in the sun .