Sunday, April 25, 2010

Seedlings, sun and snippets......

I may have been a little over entusiastic when I planted my lettuce seeds a few weeks ago. Instead of the two or three seeds a pot, I seem to have 200 or 300. Which is definitely over the top unless you are a rabbit. The beans and peas are taking rather long to appear. And the squirrels have run off with most of the broad beans. The remainder are now in another squirrel fortress. As are the potatoes. They, on the other hand, are erupting through the soil like volcanoes. And the spinach is doing well. I only planted 8 seeds and they are all doing well. I must have been going through a lady bountiful moment when I planted the lettuce. Oh well.... my friends and neighbours will all get 3 plants each when they are a little bigger, and lettuce will be sorted. For the entire village.

Thinking about it, the squirrels may have vamoosed with the peas too. They should be shooting up by now. I may need more peas. But I will be a little more patient and wait another week and see what transpires. Or else I may be feeding the 40, 000 peas too. I have so much fun growing vegetables. I can't believe I waited 50+ years to do this, so if you are a young one, start planting!

The sun is coming and going, and light showers have been falling too. So nature has been acting as a pace setter for me. When the sun shines, I go out. When it goes, I come and sit down. Perfect.

I fell asleep on the couch at 9pm last night, and didn't hear David come in from his dinner with friends. He said I was sleeping so he tiptoed about. Gee thanks. I woke at 1.45am on the couch. Sleep didn't come easily once I toppled into bed. And today was the London Marathon, so I followed my own tradition of watching it from the comfort of under the duvet, and then from the couch, before I went to church. Watching all that effort while drinking my coffee in comfort makes me grin!

Here comes the sun again...... and off I go to inspect more seedlings......

5 comments:

Dawn said...

I am amazed that you get such abundance from your small area - very neat. We used to have a garden (which here means where we grow crops), but DC filled it in with grass a few years ago.

Glad you are spacing your activity according to the weather - over here, you'd be getting a lot of rest lately - sun doesn't hang around long!

Dawn said...

I just read your previous post. Oh, such good thoughts. I love that you showed your quilt (beautiful, by the way!), because that is what God is doing in our lives - putting odds and ends together to create a beautiful picture!

Janine said...

Home grown spinach is the best!

Isabelle said...

Oh, David's quilt is lovely!

Needled Mom said...

Yes, there is nothing like a garden that you have planted, cared for and harvested. Such satisfaction!!!

Linds, your completed quilt for David is absolutely gorgeous. I love all of your embroidery and the great buttons. Very, very nice. I am sure he loves it.