Friday, 26 April 2013


So, finally, I've started getting my hands dirty this year. Here's the newly weeded rhubarb. It had boldy ventured forth early in the new year before the big freeze and we thought we might never have seen any shoots again. But here it comes. The plates are ready and waiting.

Late late late, I know, but we finally got the potatoes into the ground. Fingers crossed they haven't lost the plot while they waited way too long for the ground to warm up, casting out shoots in egg box trays. Hope they're enjoying their first days of dark, underground.

Great to bring leeks and purple sprouting broccoli home and to check the progress of another crop which somehow survived the Winter harsh. Broad beans, drinking up the sunburst that has blessed us briefly this week. Don't ask me how they survived.