Tuesday, 19 February 2013

A Day in the Garden

Today was an unexpectantly warm day and as I wandered around the garden I found the first signs that spring is just around the corner.
A couple of weeks ago I started some seeds indoors.  I planted artichokes, leeks, and a couple of different onions.  I have never started onions from seed but I'm hopeful it will all work out; to be honest I have never really had great luck with my onion crops.  If the weather remains mild I might soon be able to put them seedlings in the greenhouse.

 And ofcourse Nellie (Nervous Nellie is our rescue dog)  had to get right into the action.
This is the first time I've ventured into the polly tunnel since I dumped some gardening stuff in it last fall. Time to tidy it up for spring.
Always willing to help, 4 month old Titus was right in the middle of all the action. 
Do not be fooled by the angelic puppy face.  If you look closely you will see the dirt on his nose.  And sure enough when I investigated I found that he was helping me harvest my garlic, unfortunately quite a few months ahead of time.
A quick make shift fence should keep him out of the garlic bed for now.  Sigh, puppies are not as adorable as one would think.
Back in the polly tunnel...I added some organic composted manure,  curtesy of our three horses, and sewed some raddishes, spinaches, arrugula and lettuce.  Fingers crossed we will be eating our veg in early spring.  And after a hard days work in the garden, what is better that a few minutes sitting in the rare sunshine...
with a cuppa and a trashy book.  And yes that is a bottle of nail polish, time to do the toe nails, although it will be several months yet before summer sandals.