Monday, April 30, 2012

Sunday Leisure

My Sunday afternoon was spent in the garden. I know that it's still a bit too early to plant much - though there's a few things that appreciate going in the soil a couple weeks before the last frost - but my leeks, onions, and chives were looking pitiful in their peat pots. Either they were too crowded for the growing tray, or their water and sun had been stolen by the peppers and tomato plants for too long. Finally, they were giving up.

So, I figured, they'd at least have a better chance of survival in the ground, especially since allums tend to be cold weather plants anyway and, according to my recent reading, should really have been planted in the fall of last year.

I marked off a few squares and got planting.


It felt good to get digging. And now. Now I'm just hoping they'll rebound, that their stems will strengthen, that they'll straighten up and grow. Was I too late? Have I killed them? I hope not...

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In the kitchen, I'm talking about wild leeks today. Also, soup.

2 comments:

  1. Joanna Clark DawydApril 30, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Ooh, I wish I could plant now! I was outside on Saturday doing some clean up. The garden looks a lot better now without last years dried stalks and leaves cluttering it up.

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  2. I've been wishing I could plant for weeks... I guess since I was starting to kill my seedlings, I got my wish!

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