Everything’s growing like mad since the weather warmed up a bit - it’s as if they know they need to make up for such a late spring. I’ve been pretty busy with it all this week: transplanting out the peas and the rest of the cabbages, building new cat-proof fencing around the beds, adding a gravel path and keeping everything watered and happy. I’ve been eating heaps of salad all week, too, as the mixed leaves have really taken off and I’m trying to keep up with it! I’m looking forward to adding a baby beet or two and some courgette to my salads soon…
Speaking of courgettes, two flowers have appeared since yesterday! The strawberries are budding up too, as are the old blackcurrants and raspberries in the garden. It’s great to hear the birds singing their little hearts out and see the trees bursting into leaf, too. I think this might be my favourite time of year.
“Life is thundering blissful towards death
in a stampede of his fumbling green gentleness.”
- Joanna Newsom, Only Skin