I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as such but, after a bit of a tricky few weeks at the end of last year, I reminded myself of a phrase I heard a long time ago, ‘If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got’, and decided it was time to make some changes…..myriad tiny changes that I hope will add up to a bigger change.
A combination of rain and pain are scuppering my garden plans at the moment so I am getting on with my ‘cottage industry’ indoors (making gift seed packets) and gardening vicariously through my friend Paul. Oh, and a couple of fabulous ‘Scrabble’ words for you!
It is time for the microgreens to come out of the dark…….how will they look and what will be the result after a few days in the light? How will they taste? Let’s find out.
I was sent a lovely microgreens growing kit for Christmas (thank you Karen, Logan & Aaron!)……so let’s explore it together. I think this would make a great kit to gift to a young person too. Let’s get growing.
It is entirely possible to grow an abundant garden with thousands of pounds (or dollars) worth of vegetables for very little money….literally for pennies. Here I chat abut some tips for gardening on a budget based on my own experiences of gardening for about £2 to £3 per week. Dream big, spend small!
A few technical issues mean that Sunday is a bit late this week……..rather like my mail! My postal service is still very intermittent, about once a fortnight at the moment, so when it does turn up it’s a bumper delivery. This week the other half of my Christmas arrived! It’s a grey, wet day out there so come and relax on the sofa with me for a natter and a cup of tea.
I’m often asked about my shed…..so here it is, hopefully all your questions answered. The shed shell cost money…….but the fit-out and everything you see inside was for nothing…I hope this video will give you some ideas for your fit-out especially if you’re on a tight or none existent budget. It’s all about cramming in the storage/work space while making it a home-from-home. Check out your skips!
I take a look back at the garden this time last year……..it’s only been a year but I have already forgotten so much of this……seeing the garden then and how far it has come gives me a good spurt to get going again.
After a couple of deliveries from seed companies and a sort out of all my own saved seeds I think I finally have all my seeds gathered together for 2021. Yay!
At the beginning of each year I take a day to sort all my bits and pieces for my home…..paperwork, bills, plans, identifying problems etc…..and checking on my safety equipment.