today i had a morning to do whatever i wanted which was very nice, as bear was having a morning with nain ( like the number nine), and i can hear you all say nain, well nain is the welsh for nana as hubbys parents are both welsh so its nice to keep abit of family tradition in there. Bear was going out with nain to the local village coffee morning where all the lovely ladies down there all fuss about him and feed him lots of biscuits and juice, so not spoilt at all!
Well my morning was completely different to bears, i decided to do one of my keepsakes for the new year, which one was to sort out my veg plots at the end of the garden. To be honest for the last 4 months it hasnt really been touched shameful i know, but at least today i have made a start. The 3 main plots are all cleared apart from the carrots and parsnips i have left, but the parsnips are the size of sugarbeet oops. We were planning to have them as lovely little sweet parsnips but with everything happening here im afraid they have been forgotten about.
As my hubby has just reminded me the veg plot is ours, but as i have mentioned to him this year as he isnt able to get down there the veg plot is mine, all mine he he.
Any suggestions what i should plant this year!! Potatoes are a must, spring onions and radishes as these are just sooo easy to grow. carrots i always do as likewise they are easy to grow and very nice to munch on they help you see in the dark you know!
Last year i tryed sweetcorn but they took ages to shoot and the cobs were not very well established so they were not edible to us but the chickens enjoyed them.
I was thinking about sprouts too but that never happened.
In the greenhouse iam going to hopefully grow cucumbers again the drawf ones were lovely last year, oh and peppers i would love to try again .
One little plot which i have yet to clear is going to be saved for the strawberries that i have planted near the house. Last year i had no idea they would spread as much as what they have, so they need a bit more space to grow and this year i must remember netting as the naughty little blackbirds kept picking them and not leaving any for us!
Oh another job that needs to be done that i wasnt expecting to do and that is to refelt part of our shed roof as the wind has taken some away to oz.
You know i really enjoyed being outside today turning the soil on our beds, hearing the birds singing was just a joy, but you know tommorrow i know that iam going to be feeling it as my lower back is already letting me know that i have done something different today.