Slow painting

Monday, 23 March 2009

Too busy for photos


This weekend's visits to the plot were real workparty affairs. We dug. We planted two rows of 'Solent Wight' garlic, and four rows of shallots, 'Jermor' and 'Topper'. I love planting shallots - just pushing them into the ground and that's it. We dug some more. We turned one of the compost bins and spread the lovely dark brown, crumbly finished compost over a couple of beds. A very short rest in the deckchairs, and then we dug again. There's still lots to do. While not overgrown, there's a certain scruffiness around the edges.

Amazingly, against all the odds, the purple sprouting broccoli has sprouted, in a late defiance of the pigeons. I didn't get a photo, because I was too busy picking it. We ate it that evening, lightly steamed, along with couscous, mixed salad, salad dressing made with balsamic vinegar, and oven baked organic salmon from West Voe, Shetland. Hence this shot of a Shetland salmon farm. I've posted it before here, when I was feeling nostalgic for Shetland (and posting it again is probably committing some dreadful blogging faux pas, but never mind).

12 comments:

Frankie / Nick said...

Oh my good for you! Thankfully the snow had melted and the sun is out with a 13.5C temperature. We will be remodelling a curve in our lawn today but wouldn't dare think about gardening yet. Oh, love your dinner menu, right up our alley.
Take care,

violincjj said...

Well HOW RUDE :)

Darla said...

Wonderful, you are already eating your veggies. I know all about busy right now!!

Babzy said...

nice picture ! we also have planted garlic and onions in our kitchen garden last week :)

Deb said...

thank you for coming by to visit, bluebonnets are the state flower of Texas, we are quite proud of them, your flowers in the post below are so pretty

Carolyn said...

It is so nice to get into the earth. I have been working in the garden here where I am housesitting simply because the land beckens! I love the photo. Your supper sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Smiles

Catherine said...

A blue symphony ! It deserves a second post, otherwise I wouldn't have known how a salmon farm looks, Linda. This sky with this huge cloud is wonderful.

I like to find the ewpression "faux pas" hidden in your text.

Bergson said...

a great sky for a great shot

Lori Skoog said...

Thank you for visiting my Journal. Your monochromatic (blue) photo is beautiful, and I also LOVE your other photos. We have many gardens and also grow garlic. Currently we have a little over 2000 plants....all German White. Ummm...I love shallots.
Very nice blog!

Lori Skoog said...

I'm back!!! We plant our garlic in October and harvest in July...most of it gets sold for seed and is quite large. Is it common to plant it in the spring over there?

Gunilla said...

Hi.
Thank you for your comment.
And what lovely photo you have taken, fantastic.

Have a nice day

Gunilla

CJ said...

Beautiful photograph.