Monday, May 14, 2012

There's only a few things left in the garden now from summer...I have perpetual spinach, carrots, potatoes and parsley and that's about it.

On the weekend we had a morning of lovely sunny weather and I dug over part of the garden which really needed an overhaul.  It looks ready to plant winter veges into.  I put in a row of broadbeans and contemplated where to plant my garlic.  Traditionally garlic is planted on the shortest day, which is coming up.  You can try planting the garlic that you buy to eat, but often it has been treated with chemicals to stop them sprouting while on the shop shelf, and you can have a lot of difficulty getting a good crop.  I do buy my garlic for planting from a garden centre and it is much more successful.

On another note, I finished my teatowel quilt! yay  I am really pleased with it, a lot of recycled materials and a nice easy pattern resulting in a good effect.