Windowsill Growing

Today it has rained and rained and rained. As a result, I have spent the day potting (and pottering) and repotting and sowing and organising … I am much inspired by Alex Mitchell’s blog (and hoping to get her fabulous book, very soon) as it speaks to me clearly about the muddle that is my garden and my messy, complicated, neglected new allotment - and what it says is that I need to think differently. A lot of my ground at the allotment just isn’t fit for growing fruit and vegetables and the garden is being completely revamped to become more of an edible landscape, because there were just too many times last year that an ingredient I wanted for a particular recipe was on the plot and I didn’t have time to go and get it.

Sooooo … my windowsills are packed with seed pots that will germinate soon I hope, then the seedlings get potted on and either go into the greenhouse (tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines, peppers) or go straight into the ground (kale, lettuce, peas) and I love to look at them as I wander into the kitchen for a cup of tea, and see their progress over the hours, let alone the days. Makes it all worthwhile, somehow.

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Posted by The Allotment Blogger on Wednesday, March 30, 2011

2 Comments:

Anonymous allotments4you said...

Not much rain for us today but more is forecast to come. I never grow in the house...just wait until it is warm enough to start sowing in the greenhouse!

March 30, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Paul and Melanie said...

I has similar issues the first year I had my allotment. I grew a load of salad crops up there but when you're stood in the kitchen thinking 'I want some salad leaves for lunch' you don't really want to get in the car and drive up to the allotment... So we now grow all our salad and herbs etc at home and leave the plot for veg that we'll generally only need for 'planned' eating if that makes sense... :)

March 30, 2011 at 11:25 PM  

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