Weather conditions on the Island have been unusally erratic this spring ~ even when the sun has come out to play, strong winds have kept temperatures low. There have been times when I wondered whether my veg crops would survive, let alone flourish.
But, with the warm sunshine of the last few days and a little nurturing from me ~ feeding and watering, using ‘grey’ water, wherever possible ~ they are finally forging ahead:
Tomatoes, Chantenay carrots, lettuce.
Courgettes, with more carrots, salad leaves and ~ in the background ~ a single runner bean. (The other two snapped off in the wind! Luckily I have a few more planted in a raised bed.)
I tried to add a few more photos this morning but loading them sent the iPad into a tizzy, so I had to close the whole thing down until it had sorted itself out. Not one to tempt fate, I’m going to quit while I’m ahead ~ but I’m sure you get the picture.
Gardening is great exercise and you don’t even notice that you’re doing it. I get completely lost in the moment when I’m tending my raised beds and pots. And in return for a little effort on my part I’m rewarded with peace and tranquility, plus a few servings of organically grown veg. Win~win~win.
It’s a nurturing situation, all round!
Nurturing Thursday is hosted by Becca Givens, author of the inspiring blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.’ To read more about it, or to find out how you can join in, press this link.
Other ‘Nurturing’ contributors are:
Crowing Crone Joss
Inside the Mind of Isadora
Tea and Paper
Bowl of Cherries