I have this Felicity Kendall inspired desire to pop out to my neat and tidy vegetable garden and pull up a few glorious organically grown items to lovingly prepare for my angelic children. They will of course be very thankful for my hard work, tireless effort and all offer to tend the land so we can grow yet more edible delights.
Heading firmly back to reality I know these things do not happen without preparation. We are still working hard on the angelic children, surely it must be easier to get the vegetable patch planted and growing? We had a small patch last year and grew yummy runner beans which I thought were very bad at producing until I saw the little lovelies helping themselves to them when in the garden. I was not sure whether to be cross or really pleased! We had amazing success with Raspberry bushes, ignored them all summer and they thanked us with an bumper crop. The tomatoes were not as grateful and gave us a dismal response to our labour, although the football which kept knocking the stakes down may have had something to do with that. We planted a few potatoes last year and hope to continue in greater numbers this summer.
They have been chitting away for a few weeks now and we will be persuading the oldest teen to help dig their new resting place next week. Such a funny word which has obviously caused a lot of amusement to our not so angelic tribe! Any experts reading, do they look "chitted" enough?
Sitting next to them on the kitchen windowsill is a hanging basket planted with Strawberries, I hoped the delicious fruit would be safe from stray footballs and hungry children hanging high. There is also another basket of herbs growing next to it. This is probably going to be my best hope of realising the opening the door and picking the produce dream.
In case all fails I am sure Mr Cress Man will keep us smiling all summer.
What are you planting at the moment?