We’ve had a few days of really warm weather, and they are announcing more to come, so I’m really enjoying my paradise-in-the-making. Most things are doing fairly well and I love to look at all my wee little veggies. Really looking forward to the first snow peas, which will be there soon enough, and curious about my kohlrabi (I bought them by accident and once home, I forgot what it was, so I put them in a distance that is probably way too small, but hey, we’ll see).
It’s a challenge for me though to actually use what is ready to use. I should really pay more attention and add fresh herbs to my dishes wherever I can. Tonight I plan a pasta sauce with all the fridge leftover vegetables, so there’s an opportunity right away. Many of my herbs are in a pot that was gifted by my mother. All the plants in it are not only beautiful but also very edible. I have different sorts of thyme, rosemary, rainbow chard, strawberries, purple basil, spinach and my favorite: Indian cress. I have held my heart for my greens when suddenly hail set in, but luckily everything took it with grace. Phew!
And then there are the plants that were already here before us. This one is a kind of clematis, who is climbing on the fence and mixing with the ivy. Every spring I’m stunned with the big, bright flowers. They make me happy!