We were ostensibly sorting out the vegetable patch, first turning the geotextile sheet used to keep down weeds. Of course, weeds will not be completely abated, so we needed to clear the ground and the sheet before we could re-lay it. Then we planted onions, which my daughter even became involved with.
Apart from a top-up of Vitamin D and good memories, we came home with a bag of apples and onion sets to plant. Even though I’ve been getting a fair amount of apples from the Fuel for School Project and I already have overwintered onions on the go at home, sharing outside the market economy always chuffs me up.
Equally, seeing the honesty (lunaria annua) in bloom when I got home and was sizing up the territory for planting more onions was a delightful coming-home present. Especially with purple being my favourite colour.