Thursday, 24 March 2011

A Spring in our Step

The anticipation of spring arriving is as exciting as spring itself!

At The Pumpkin Patch we wait … and wait with itchy green fingers for the arrival of warmer weather, longer days and finally the happy chattering of the resident swallows.

It's so, so tempting to start planting and sowing at the first signs of spring. I have so many times, despite years of experience, turned the soil and failed to resist the temptation to beat the system, the books and my common sense … and sown runner beans and peas into the prepared soil. They look so good pushing their little heads through the bare soil (not a weed in sight – far too early and cold!!!)

The contrast of the green against the black soil is so full of hope and then disaster strikes – just one frost and the poor things have lost the battle. Silly me!

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