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So it’s been cold rainy and miserable for far too long. Trying to keep inspired for the garden is hard. There’s lots of things that need doing and some are getting delayed.
I figure the best thing to do just now is visualise what’s coming.
Gardeners are often accused of rushing forwards in the hope of a better season or a keener crop, a bigger harvest. Having time to stop and reflect is lucky then.
Asparagus is one of my favourites. It starts to appear while the ground is still bare. It looks ludicrous sticking out of the ground and us one veg that non gardens struggle to picture.
Pumpkin family also makes me laugh. It’s such a huge plant. This one was shark fin melon and I was convinced it would cover the entire plot. The plant seemed to advance by the hour. We had about fifty fruits of a range of sizes.
That’s a tiny selection!
There’s delicious meals to come. And in particularly enjoy the odd ones like these purple violetta potatoes!
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