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.