Vegetable spaghetti

Determined not to let my seeds fail through lack of watering, I pulled back the curtains in my bedroom to administer the necessary yesterday morning and was confronted with a sight I had not expected quite yet.

Along with the tomatoes, the vegetable spaghetti had sprouted. Better than this, they look like veritable plants already. And they are going to need potting on very soon.

However, not only am I in the throes of decorating the kitchen but I’ve been getting up to speed on the spinning wheel, with the upshot that I now have my first skein of yarn produced on it.

A friend who visited me this afternoon was suitably impressed. We were also both impressed with the bird life frequenting the garden on this cold but sunny afternoon.

Due to COVID restrictions, we were out on the patio and the pigeons must have decided they were safe. One even ventured into the pond right beside us but the one that calmly positioned itself on the crab apple tree charmed me the most.

On the whole, the birds have rarely gone so far as to sit in any of my trees. Perhaps they normally do so when I’m not looking. It is therefore a great pleasure to see them making themselves at home. Won’t it be wonderful when they start nesting in them, too!

Anyway, after last week’s 22 degrees Celsius, the temperatures have now plummeted to a meagre 3. In the sunshine, fortunately, it felt warmer than this but, clearly, the eager vegetable spaghetti won’t be finding their feet in the soil for some time to come.

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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10 Responses to Vegetable spaghetti

  1. I’m pleased to hear you have birds visiting your garden, Helen. Attracting wildlife is one of the many pluses of of a garden.

  2. Let us hope the frost is kind to us all

    • Helen says:

      I hope so! Last night was supposed to have been minus something but there were no signs of frost when I got up this morning 😊

      • No frost for us, but ice on the water features

        • Helen says:

          Mmm! I didn’t go out early enough to see if there was ice on the pond but maybe tomorrow, as it is predicted to get as low as -4. That said, I think the BBC is basing its forecast on a site at a substantially different location, as typically it is a couple of degrees warmer here than the central/northern Leeds area 😊

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