So about this time every year I start to think gardening – I tend to have grand plans about what to grow, how I’ll diligently look after my crop from seed to harvesting – I will absolutely water everyday if required and feed regularly!!! Often my grand plans go a little off track as we start to hit the wedding season and I run out of time – only realising I’ve not watered in days and rather than the promising little seedlings I once had all I’m left with is shrivelled little dried out plants.
Anyway, this year it’s going to be different! This year I will not forget to water them and I will reap the benefits of my efforts with a bountiful crop which I can use to create wonderful tasty treats! That’s the plan anyway! So, yesterday I happened to stumble upon a magazine whilst visiting Magazine Heaven at Rushden Lakes all about creating and looking after your Kitchen Garden AND it contained 10 free packets of seeds! Bargain.
So, after the dogs lunchtime walk I spend a sneaky hour outside uncovering the veg patch from last year and digging it over. It was incredibly therapeutic, especially after not being out in the garden for months. I now have a pretty much weed free patch – which I am now wondering if its be enough, given the amount of seeds I now have – the trick now is going to be keeping it weed free whilst I’m sowing the seeds and getting them all set to go.
Next step is working out when the seeds need sowing and a trip to the garden centre for some seedling compost but that is going to have to wait until the weekend as I have cooking to do………..