Charting the progress on my allotment in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
The Miracle Of Life
It's such a miracle how a tiny seed, sometimes no bigger than a speck of dust, gets sown and watered and it springs to life. It never ceases to amaze and excite me when I see that the seeds I've sown have germinated, so I'm very happy at the moment as all five pepper seeds that I sowed have germinated, and the onions are just nudging their way through the compost. Speaking of onions, as well as growing them from seed this year, I'm also going to grow some from sets. I don't need a whole bag full, so I used to buy them loose from the local nursery, but it closed down last year. I'm missing it so much as I used it all the time and I haven't found another good nursery, which is local to me, to take it's place. I asked at the allotment shop if they sold them loose, but they've stopped selling them altogether because of poor quality, but they did tell me where I could get some from, so I'll be having a trip there this weekend.
The potatoes I ordered from the allotment shop have now been delivered, as have the seeds I placed an order for last year, but I haven't collected either yet. That's another job for me this weekend. It'll be quite a surprise actually, because I can't remember which seeds I ordered, I didn't keep a copy. I know that the potatoes I ordered are Arran Pilot, a variety I tried for the first time last year and liked so much that I decided to grow them again this year.
We had snow again yesterday. There was actually quite a covering, so it's surprising that it's all gone now already. I'm not complaining though, I'm glad that it hasn't hung around. Take a look at my Through The Keyhole blog to see who visited me in the snow.
I'm a forty eight year old mum of two and I live on the outskirts of Leeds in West Yorkshire. I've been married to Mick for twenty six years and we have a son, Daniel, who's twenty two and a daughter, Eleanor, who's eighteen. I gave up work in 2010 and now have more time to indulge in my hobbies of knitting, crochet and gardening. I hope you enjoy reading and will follow along with my adventures.