Monday, 20 July 2009

Green Fingers

My heart is filled with excited flutters.

It all began on Sunday.

A neighbour popped by with 6 lettices and a bag of peas and beans.

On Monday the sun was bursting through the clouds, streaming onto my little garden. My hands were covered in soil and I was surrounded by little pots, bags of seeds and hope.

Stuart assembled a little green house for me, Pablo oversaw the whole operation, of course!

I re potted my tomato plants and 3 tiny pepper plants. I planted 50 basil seeds and these are now all housed in their nifty new home.

The lettice is already looking lush and I am going to have a beautiful salad this weekend with home made dressing.

But thing the tiny thing that has me so ecxited is this:

Either a pea or a bean sprout, poking it's little head up through the soil!

As you can tell from my almost child like emotions about my little garden and growing things I can eat, that I am new to all of this. I have been reading this great bit of the BBCs Gardeners World website, Grow your own grub! And I have a vision. I have established my herbs, am moving on to salads and next year I'm aiming for veggies! (I am 31 not 60, but am so into this right now, maybe I need to make a collection of jewels to garden in!)

Do you have a green thumb? What are you growing just now?


Megan Coyle said...

that's exciting that something's sprouting :) I wish I could garden but unfortunately I get so forgetful that my plants never make it for very long.

LornaSmithStudio said...

Here here Megan....I always forget about everything and they all DIE!
Well done on the wee sprouts and congrats on the sales... I see you have had a few more since Saturday!! eek!
L xxx

blazedanielle said...

What fun!!! Everything looks grand! :) I wish you all the best in your green thumbing adventures!

ei! kumpel said...

Oh, growing things is very exciting indeed! Unfortunately we do not have any outside space, not even a veranda... still, we use every window space available!

Right now we are growing some parsley (very easy and incredible flavour!), basil (keeps growing and growing and makes a delish pesto!!), oregano and cherry tomatoes!

I saw Jamie growing some sprouts in glass jars and I really want to try those (it0s from his Summer Recipes DVD) but I'm not sure what kind of sprouts was he talking about...

happy growing!