Easy to grow salads, almost ready to eat from the box!
This mixture of seeds, mostly saved seeds, so the cost is minimal, has taken about 3 weeks to germinate and grow, outdoors.
Coriander, Parsley, Lettuce, Spinach, Leeks, fennel and more, all jostle together.
These will be cut and cut again for several harvests.
Some of the bigger, stronger seedlings will be pricked out and planted on.
I want to thank all of you who commented and liked on yesterday’s blog…this has really energized me!
Living on one’s own can be quiet at times and it was so great to get such lively and uplifting feedback…bless you all XXX
I love to forage and dig about at old dump sites, many of which can be found around old Irish cottages.
Nothing was ever thrown, but rather placed in the ditch or bank, so when people like myself excavate decades later, much of what we find remains intact.
This is a selection of old bottles dug up and cleaned.
Some of them are really beautiful, don’t you think?
Among other things, the practice of excavating old sites is directly linked to antique bottle collecting and glass-making.
This hobby is so very interesting as it allows a picture of the past to be slowly unraveled and a new tapestry created of past lives.
As I write there is a light spray of rain in the air…it is barely falling!
The ground has been dry and water levels in wells have dropped in recent weeks.
A week of rain would be very welcome.
The rain-water barrels have served me well, but are now empty.
Close planting has helped preserved the moisture in all of the beds.
The dry weather has also been great for seed collection.
I have hung Mizuna and Purple Sprouting Broccoli in the barn to dry off.
This Parsley seed will be ready to hang very soon.
Hover-flies buzz endlessly around the flower-heads of the Cotoneaster.
Leycestria Formosa grows like a weed here in the west of Ireland and the flower-heads transform into chocolate-scented berries much loved by the Blackbirds.
In between, it makes a beautiful bush…
Summer prevails and may continue long into September, making a seamless merge into late Autumn.
Enjoy every day in some small way…Blessings X
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