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Vegetables in full bloom

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

It’s the last days of May and finally we’re having sunny weather. All of a sudden it seems nature has awaken from winter sleep. The first blossoms appear, a vision of delight and straight away we feel happy and full of positivity.

The garden in May 2009

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

Here’s some of our fruits and vegetables in May

Redcurrant still green

Redcurrant still green

cabbage turnip

cabbage turnip

cos lettuce

cos lettuce

Peas, beans and still potatoes

Saturday, June 6th, 2009
young bean plants

young bean plants

Waiting for vegetables in your own garden for the first time is like having a fondue when you’re starving. First it seems so slow and you think it’ll never come to any satisfaction.

I can tell you, there’s nothing worse than staring at darkbrown soil, waiting for some green stuff to see the sunlight, only to realize that it’s the old boy “Giersch” again. On the other hand you feel supernatural when you descry the first sign of peas or beans or any other vegetable you planted.

climbing peas

climbing peas

peas

peas

We’re so excited, the peas and the beans came out some days ago and already started wrapping themselves around the wooden limbs Thomas has been putting into the ground in especially for that.
The long awaited potatoe plants however are unstoppable now. I’m not exaggerating when I say that some of them are going up to my hips now (and yes, I’m not incredibly long-legged but I’m not a midget either).

potato fields forever

potato fields forever

Is this normal? While shooting up so fast, do they have enough energy left for millions of subterranean fruit? Or will we have to eat the green with our steak?

Next to all the vegetables are the garden beauties of the month of May: The poppy flowers come back every year and next to them everything looks pale and unimposing.

sleeping beauty

sleeping beauty

poppy flower in bloom

poppy flower in bloom

beauty queen for a day

beauty queen for a day

The Garden: Potatoes

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

young potatoe plant

young potatoe plant

We talked about having our homegrown vegetables many times but then winter came and it was too cold to do anything. This spring Thomas was in the right mood for a lot of open air work. The part of the garden we were looking at was a total mess because my dad couldn’t take care of it since a couple of years anymore, it’s too much work for him.

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