We’ve had some glorious days round this way this week (in between bouts of showery downpours, of course). It’s been hard to concentrate on working in my little attic when I know there’s a view like this just out of the window.
In spite of all the sunshine, it’s not yet been warm enough to sit outside to work.
Although I must say my little terrace is getting jollier by the minute, with that pot of daffs, and a couple of sneaky rogue garlic plants popping up inside the fence!
Did I tell you we’ve been growing pea shoots?
It’s a salady experiment – I never have much luck with lettuce, and I grew lots of rocket last year, which was great, but we’re not quite there yet with the weather, so pea shoots it is. They’re £1 a bag at the minute in the shops, so I reckon I’ve got at least £6 worth there on my windowsill, and all from a third of a box of dried peas (which was 69p, so that’s a pretty good return!). Very tasty they are too – the second lot is busy growing too – I can see I’m going to have to keep this going all summer…
The sweet peas are buttling themselves along nicely too. I do so love sweet peas, and I’ve never managed to grow them properly. This year I will though, I’m determined, and they’re looking mighty fine already! There’s a couple of highly scented varieties, and a bushy one for in containers. Can’t wait!
You can see my little makeshift indoor greenhouse there on the left of that picture – it’s an upturned mushroom container from the supermarket, plonked on top of another mushroom container that has little tiny peppers growing in it. They’re working well, my little greenhouses!
I don’t know what’s happened to all our sunshine – it’s a gloomy one today, weather-wise. Cheery in other ways though! We’ve got a seed workshop at the community garden, and then an afternoon of tidying in my own garden, maybe even a trip to the tip with those green bags the council has decided never to collect, and a general spruce-up so it’s all nice and lovely for when I sit outside to eat my breakfast.
What have you got planned for this fine spring(ish) Saturday?