Wind no object

I have to say I am no fan of wind and today it is decidedly blustery. However, last night my daughter joined me in a potting venture which ended with me promising her we would sow some flower seeds tonight. In order for this to happen I would first need to find a spot in the garden and then prepare the ground, which I have just done.

The poppies will probably have to wait to be sown tomorrow, otherwise I fear the seeds may never reach the ground, but at least we are a step nearer having our own flowers (as opposed to those we inherited). The good thing about these poppies is that they not only produce beautiful flowers but the seeds from the heads are actually edible.


Aside from doing a bit of digging, I also managed to remove what I hope are the remaining couch grass roots from that area. Over the winter a large number of weeds appeared in the garden as well, so I had a go at cutting down on them. If only vegetables grew like they do, we gardeners would all be laughing! The good news, on the other hand, is that the rhubarb is coming on magnificently. Here is how much it has grown in only two weeks:


I hope it won’t be long before we are enjoying this for our tea. In the meantime, I have picked some chard which we are going to have in a fritatta for tea. This has done quite well over winter, though I think it is another crop which will have to come out of the ground soon, so that I can get on with my plans for the flower garden. I did plant overwintering onions beside it, but to be honest they have come to nothing. So, all in all, I think they are a crop I will avoid in future.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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3 Responses to Wind no object

  1. Marcella Rousseau says:

    Chard in a fritatta? I love chard. My dad used to make fabulous fritattas – big ones, thick with potatoes, peppers, and I think onions too! As a kid, I used to pick out the potatoes and eat them. LOL! I love most food but fritatta, for some reason, I do not. I just don’t like my eggs browned or crusty and that’s probably what most fritatta lovers love about fritatta! It’s a shame too because it would be a great dish for breakfast.

    • I got the idea for the frittata from another blog. Not sure if I’ve cooked chard any other way apart from steamed but am sure it could replace spinach in just about anything… Pity you have no liking for frittata but we can’t all like everything, can we?

      • Marcella Rousseau says:

        That’s true but I come pretty close to liking everything! I do appreciate it’s beauty however! ; – )

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