From small things, great dinners can grow…
One month into having a patch of mud to call my own! At sowing time too, but it’s been a slow start. Moving to the mud (and accompanying flat) was chaotic, and I get in trouble if I don’t go to work…
So I’ve compromised – a little less ambition with what I’ll try to plant, and a plan to finish unpacking in the winter. Some green things are now appearing and I am beginning to imagine them in Autumn’s dinners.
This is the first squash to emerge from a packet of mixed seeds, so I don’t know which of ten possibilities he will turn into yet. I have a hunch he might be butternutty. But I made pictures of each seed, so in future years I expect that I will only have to glance at a squash seed to be able to tell you what it can do.
He’s not really right-leaning; it’s just a phase he went through.
In the background you may just be able to spot purple basil and padron peppers doing their thing.
And two chillies, a gift from the lovely Ruth upon my finally moving to a flat with outside space and natural light. Though these little things still lean over all day in pursuit of as much sun as they can get. I wonder whether if I videoed it and then sped it up, it would look like they were gyrating their seedling hips? They’ve taken a while to get their first proper leaves, but I think they’re going to go for it now.