Sunday, 20 February 2011

Loverly legumes

Smash and grab gardening with grumpy children in tow today, ended up sending kids off with husband on a trek to see the ponies while I hastily weeded and levelled a couple of patches to sow red epicure broad beans  and early onward peas.  Now I just need a rubber snake and some twigs to outsmart the pesky pigeons and we're up and running for the season!
The garlic is 6" tall and looking good after the milder weather and the shallots are poking through the soil now too.  Both were planted in September last year.
Snowdrops are still in flower and adding interest while the rest of the plot looks bare!  Rhubarb is starting to push through now too, already planning rhubarb and ginger ice cream - yum!
The kids returned within 20 minutes splattered with mud having all 3 fallen in different puddles, c'est la vie I think...


So I've finally found the time to set it up, not quite sure what I'm doing yet but I'm sure I'll figure it out!

So, a little about me:  My name is Katherine and I live in Bedfordshire.  I'm married with 3 children and work part time to pay the bills and pay for wool!  My blog name is redclover crochet so unsurprisingly I spend a lot of time crocheting!  I've recently started writing my own patterns and hope one day to be good enough to sell a few.
I also have an allotment that we work on as a family whenever the children can be persuaded!  This works well in the summer when there's plenty to eat but less so at this time of year when there's little more than perpetual mud...

That's a little bit of an intro, hope you enjoy the rest as I add it!