Morning all! I’m hosting ‘How Does Your Garden Grow?’ for Annie today. Link up your garden/nature posts below!
Bit of a mishmash for you this week. I’d hoped to get some photos at the allotment but not a lot is happening yet. So I went on the hunt for anything green and colourful. One thing we do have is plenty of seedlings.
This sweet pea seedling has grown from seed I saved from the garden last year. I forgot to soak them before sowing and just as I’d given up hope that they would ever germinate, a tiny shoot appeared! Hooray!! And before long, there were another 19. I have no idea what I’m going to do with so many. Ten have homes already, I might have to donate the others if I can’t find room.
Our beans are growing fast. Three days ago this runner bean was 1.5cm tall, now it’s 10cm. I’ve been putting the pots outside in the sun during the day so they don’t get leggy. I’m amazed this small seed will grow to be over 2m long and produce mountains of beans in just a few months.
Butternut squash are without a doubt the happiest looking seedlings. They look like they’re cheering! Does anyone else see it too or am I spending too much time around my plants lately?
Blossom has appeared on our apple tree. There is a lot of it too so hopefully that means plenty of applies. With blackberries from the raised bed and apples from the tree we will be all the fruit we need to make a mighty fine crumble. Talking of which; check out this rhubarb and strawberry crumble recipe from Riverford. I think Scott’s Mum made it for us a few years ago, it was lovely.
This blackbird spent the whole of yesterday tirelessly digging up worms and flying off with them in his beak. I think he must have hungry mouthes to feed. He’s quite happy for me to be moving around a couple of feet away too. In other bird news, blue tits have moved into the end house in our sparrow terrace. We might get to see some fat, fluffy babies soon!
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