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A breezy couple of hours in the vegetable garden

March 29, 2013

At last, a few hours working in our own breezy but dry vegetable garden.


There’s nothing like a rant, rave & wrestle with a vegetable bed full of creeping buttercups to clear the mind, or the satisfaction when the job’s finally finished!

Three beds have now been cleared of kale and sprouts stalks in readiness for the onions and root veg.

The barrow loads of pernicious scutch grass and buttercup wont be heading for the regular compost bins (don’t want them multiplying in there) but to the big heap in the corner of the garden.


It was lovely to get some help from our nine-year old too. She was looking for a job so I suggested she plant the garlic.

She read the packet, split the bulbs, spaced all the cloves ready for planting and marked the rows. She then exclaimed “when I grow up mammy, I’m going to marry a man who’ll grow our vegetables for us”¬†slightly puzzled at her ‘traditionalist’ outlook I ask her “why wont you grow them all yourself”, “oh I’ll be busy doing something worthwhile, like rescuing wild animals or dogs tied to posts” she replied… hmm, not sure what to make of that!

planting garlic

Hope we get a few more dry days as lots more gardening to catch up on after the last wet or frosty months. How are your spring garden preparations going?