Friday, August 26, 2011

On my mind..



today is Spring! Here are more of those lovely little freshly pulled carrots from the garden. I cut some fresias and put them in a vase on the kitchen table - their scent is gorgeous.
I've been outside tidying up a few things and getting my potting area ready for seed sowing. During Winter I had given this area over to storing pumpkins (under cover), but now I have moved the remaining 7 pumpkins to another area to free up the space again. We don't yet have a polytunnel/grow house, so I'm making do with trays on tables, covered with plastic sheeting (I use hoops of wire to keep them off the seedlings) to make mini greenhouses. This worked fine last year and I raised some good seedlings.
Last night was very cold, with clear skies. I put the frost cloth back on the new citrus trees, but I don't think we got a frost in the end, just a lot of cold fog. Still the cloth would have hopefully kept the trees a little more protected from the elements.
Today though it was nice to potter around in the Spring sunshine, the temperature was just perfect and there was not a jot of wind.
I'm linking this post to Rhonda's On My Mind over at Down to Earth.

8 comments:

Cath said...

Your post makes me want to do exactly the same - potter in the Spring sunshine, planting up seed trays here in South Africa. instead I will be hanging washing and teaching my children - maybe tomorrow...

MrsW - Smell the Roses said...

Hi, just popped over from Down to Earth. What yummy looking carrots, I bet they will be a tasty little treat. I cannot wait for spring to come, its not far off, today was beautiful and I hope we get more like these. Thanks for sharing your post :) Regards, Ruth @ http://comesmelltheroses.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Hi Bridget, Your carrots look delicious and I too have been enjoying the smell of my freesias, unfortunately my carrots are just babies. Spring in Australia is just the best. I bet it is likewise in NZ.
Visiting from Down To Earth Have a lovely weekend.

Dmarie said...

oooh, I have carrot envy...lovely shot! hopped over from Maa's place. look forward to seeing more of your blog!

BLD in MT said...

Ah, spring is such a hopeful and promising time of year. Enjoy every minute of it!

Becky said...

Those carrots are so lovely. I've not had any luck growing carrots in South Carolina. My Grandma grew amazing carrots in Upstate NY where I grew up but it's just too hot here.

motormouth said...

Glad to see your carrots are gargantuans either :) I tried early Nantes and just pulling now.....soil was a little too rich as some have quirky ways.....oh well...it was fun enough to try again next year!!

Dr Mum said...

I am enjoying some yellow tomatoes that are quite small and pendant shaped. very yum snackette . . .
the seeds came from France, that is all I know. Will send photo.
Sea bass for tea fresh from the sea at the end of the road.
Happy springtime to you guys.