There’s no escaping that Summer is on its way, and nothing is a reminder of the changing seasons quite like a garden.
This week we pulled out most of our winter kale, and planted a dozen lettuce seedlings – not enough for the whole summer, but a darn good start. I’ve got my fingers crossed for them, as well as for the carrots, which are almost ready for thinning (they’ve been growing slowly). I think the carrots have suffered from a combination of the mixed weather and our stony, lumpy soil – I’m looking forward to some gnarly looking roots, as they have to push their way through challenging ground.
All our potatoes are planted, and in various stages of growing. They’re doing much better than our first attempt, and with a bit of luck we should have home-grown spuds from Christmas to Autumn.
We also built a small extension to our herb garden (yes, after just a few weeks) and planted it with chives. It’s not quite as sunny a spot as the rest of the garden, but we’ll see how it goes.
We’ve both noticed how our project at the moment is almost all about what’s growing outside – there’s been little progress on projects inside the house for some time.
We tidied out our garage this weekend, and put in some shelves to organise the growing pile of garden equipment we’ve collected. The last (I think) of the boxes we’d hardly looked at since getting here have been cleared, and we’re left with probably more garage space than at any time since the moving truck pulled away from our driveway…
Anyway, there’s a lot more housework and a few other bits and pieces to do today (isn’t that always the case?!) 🙂