Eating off the garden

Gardening in the fabulous spring sunshine; my raised beds are a mess! The Pigeon scares are effective but I think they are in for a re-vamp, too.
It is still too wet to do any proper weeding; besides I want to transplant the fox gloves, mullein and forget-me-not that have self seeded in the vege patch when the ground has warmed up a bit.
I force endive and dandelion underneath the plastic buckets
Blanched dandelions taste wonderful in salads. I almost prefer them to the endives.
Lamb lettuce grow everywhere, even in the walls!
Beetroot and rocket have over wintered well…
and my brussel sprouts are still going strong,  I wonder if my snap dragons will be too leggy to look pretty this year…do I cut them back?

winter lettuce and garlic and…more weeds and flowers. I love these large water bottles; they are great as mini cloches and they also seem to keep away cats.

So, dinner, then. What shall it be?
Perpetual spinach, brussel tops and sprouts, perhaps.
Stir fried with ginger, red onions and garlic!
And then; flat out on the sofa with a bottle of wine to watch a DVD.
The studio will have to wait until tomorrow; it is Sunday, after all.


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
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5 Responses to Eating off the garden

  1. how wonderful 🙂 I will be restocking my garden this year – it’s too hot for any planting, but I’ve lost most of my herbs to the heatwaves :-/ Your dinner looks fabulous!


  2. Anna says:

    I know that feeling of frustration and worry; you want to take the watering can to all the scorched plants and trees. One year I got desperate enough to use the garden hose to siphon my bathwater out through the window and into the garden…do you ever do that? Quite fun in a grim sort of a way.


  3. I cannot say that I am green fingered myself Anna! If I had been Adam, then I doubt the garden of Eden would have been a paradise. I’m a useless gardener, and I especially hate those garden spiders, which run very fast across the soil. I think it is cool though that you grow your own food in your garden, and you are obvously a talented gardener, as well as an Artist/Sculpturer. Good for you Sweetie. I hope you enjoyed your meal, wine and DVD, and had a relaxing Weekend! Have a great Week! Much Love Paul OXOXOXOXOXOXO


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