Posted by: Anne | 22/05/2010

Confidence building – with grateful thanks.

If you have never experienced walking into your garden, picking your dinner, 15 minutes later you’re sitting eating food that is so fresh it still squeaks – you are missing a treat.

I hope I never lose the feeling I am getting when I pick a lettuce, or throw my home grown Kale to my chickens and watch them get all excited to eat their fresh food.  It’s addictive – this feeling good thing!

I am grateful to all who have helped and encouraged me on my grow my own journey.  I’m loving every minute of it.

This weekend is a busy one. I’m planting my baby melon plants in the mini greenhouse – in the spaces vacated by the lettuces!

Also planting pumpkins, courgettes and spaghetti squash that are ready to go into the ground.

If you have never heard of spaghetti squash – it’s a plant worth growing.  My Grandma grew them when I was a child.  She would steam them, then, tease the flesh with a fork and the squash divides into what looks just like spaghetti.  I was talking to an Italian grower at Chelsea Flower Show last year who told me, in Italy, they just eat the spaghetti squash with tomato sauce.

The weather is going to be fantastic this weekend.  So enjoy your garden and I look forward to chatting to lots of gardeners at Chelsea Flower Show next week.  I’m so excited to be there again.

If you have read the blog, please come and say hi to me.  I’m there Wednesday and Thursday.

The guys from Access Garden Products will also be there all the other days.


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  1. Hi Anne, just been catching up on your blog. Haven’t had a lot of free time lately, so the allotment planting has been rather late. Everything catches up though so I’m not unduly worried.

    All my spuds are now in – Charlotte, Desiree and King Edwards with a few of last years Vivaldi as an experiment. I know I grew and loved the Rocket spuds last year, but thought I’d check out some others. Earthed them up yesterday.

    Have sown some salad leaves, beetroot, onions and spring onions so far. Raspberry canes, gooseberries, redcurrants and strawberries were planted back in December. Will sow more when I’ve cleared more ground!

    I wish I could spend more time up there, but I have to look at it as a long term thing and get up there when I can.

    Will keep logging in to your blog. I really enjoy reading what you’re up to and what you’ve grown. Couldn’t get to Chelsea, maybe next year.

    Warm wishes
    Kate

    • Hi Kate. Do you know? I was only thinking of you the other day wondering how you were.

      We ate our first organic home grown strawberries yesterday. My Son said – and he is a tough cookie to please they were the best he had tasted!! High praise indeed coming from him.

      I am going to upload some pics in the next couple of days. So pleased you are still growing and planting. In a busy life, we just had to grab the moment and hope for the best, don’t you agree?

      Take care. Warmest regards Anne. x


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