This year my girls have taken a real liking to helping grow some of what we eat here on the farm... They have been growing beetroot, tomatoes, carrots, radish, lettuce, snow peas and peas in the pod.
By far their favourite plant over the past couple of months would have to be the common 'Pea'...
There's just something about it - don't you think?? From a shrivelled up looking piece of nothing pushed down into the earth as a seed it literally shoots overnight, emerging full of life, and before your eyes an amazing structure of a plant towers up towards the sky with a flower show along its way. Then, just like magic, those gorgeous flowers turn into teeny, tiny, little pods that get fuller and fuller and fuller until suddenly (so it seems) bite sized treasures are found hiding inside...
I love growing 'peas in the pod' - have you ever grown them?? Traditionally they are a cooler climate vegetable (so I've been told) but here where I live I'm lucky enough to buck the trend and be able to grow them right up til (and sometimes through) Summer.
Do you grow things in your garden at times you 'shouldn't'?? Or, are you more likely to stick to 'guidelines'??
Do your kids like to get involved with what you grow too?
If you follow this blog then you'll know that I love me a good Swap, am passionate about gardening and I just can't get enough hand-made washers in my life - right!!! - Well, combine these 3 things and you've got a Spring Washer Swap!!!
Here's what I sent out to my secret partner yesterday afternoon (her name has been blurred out - it is a secret swap, remember... LOL).
2 packets of seeds (tomato and pea), both of which have been saved from my garden, and a bright Spring coloured washer using Cascade Sierra in the 'Tangerine' shade and the Tulip Stitch pattern (a freebie for here)...
What have you been making today?? xx