A number of weeks have past since my last blog. As I recall we were busy sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings. This week I managed to stop and look at what we have achieved. Some of the lettuce has matures and people got the opportunity to sample the fruits of their labour, putting some on their sandwich there and then, while others brought some home. The broad beans our bursting out of their pods and the sweet pea is blessing us with there beautiful scent, intermittently floating through the air. The garden really is a beautiful place to be.
Ian has been busy edging all the beds, making the garden look very tidy and formal. I think this particular task really appeals to Ian’s nature and his determination to do things right in his life.
I learnt some thing this week; onions are a great method of displaying delayed gratification! Odd as it may seem but planting onions is a fantastic, fun and enjoyable exercise in learning patience. Since we planted them every one has been looking forward to eating them. I have lost count of the number of people who have said “are the onions ready yet?” I do have to admit our onions look great and you would be forgiven for thinking they are ready but no, they wont be harvested until the end of this month. Spring-sown bulb onions take 12-18 week to mature and since we planted them the end of February you will be glad to hear they are due harvesting 27th of June. Yippy at last!!!! And as they say all good things come to those that ask!!
All this is the determined hard work of the gardening group at Sankalpa, I really hope they are very proud of themselves and recognise what it is they have achieved.
In the last blog accidently called our new member Paula, Pauline. I have extended my apology in person to Paula but I feel it is only right to but it in writing too. I would also like to welcome Steven and Dao (AKA Damien, I hope I have that right!) to the garden and thanks all the other participants who came up last week and helped out.
Until next time the garden teaches me some thing about life, I’ll leave it at that.
P.S. Every one is welcome to write on this garden blog, I’d love to hear other peoples thought. It could be a poem, a verse an essay, anything.
P.P.S Happy Gardening and good night.