Thursday, 14 April 2011

You'll just have to wait...

I've been rubbish at taking photos recently.

I haven't taken any of our garlic and onions, which have settled in extremely well in the good weather we've been having and are growing away enthusiastically already, some several inches high.

I haven't taken any of our dozens of thriving seedlings, which are spending some milder nights outside in the plastic greenhouse already.

I haven't taken any of the ten big bags of manure we're spreading this year to revitalise our soil's fertility.

I haven't taken any of our various pepper seedlings, which finally sprouted after weeks of waiting.

I didn't take any when I potted on the tomatoes the other day, or when I sowed a new batch of squash and chard seeds, or when I planted out the winter purslane and some new rosemary and lavender plants I got from the market.

I didn't take any of the horseradish roots I dug up, nor the horseradish cream sauce I made for our roast dinner on Mother's Day.

I didn't take any of my failed first attempt at pickling beetroot, when I misguidedly topped-and-tailed the beets and they lost all their colour and flavour when I boiled them.

I left the camera at home when we (and some lovely friends) weeded and manured the strawberries and dug a trench all along one side of the allotment to try to keep the couchgrass out (I'll sow the trench with marigolds too and sprinkle with organic slug pellets, to try to stop the snails before they reach my crops!).

I forgot to take any pictures of our first asparagus harvest before I chopped it up and put it in a rich, buttery omelette... and I forgot to take a picture before I ate it.

So I'll just have to update you another time...

4 comments:

Green Lane Allotments said...

You've still been busy but don't forget your camera next time or use your mobile phone!

Paul and Melanie said...

I know the feeling, I keep doing things and then thinking 'I should have taken a pic of that...' ;)

Robert said...

Where did you put your pepper seeds? They need warmth; I put them on top of the water heater, and they're up in no time.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we're just too busy enjoying life to look at it through a lens. Especially when it comes to asparagus omelets, one of my favourites.

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