2.2.2008

Seeds of summer



Some of us get ready for summer by planning travels, others searching for the ideal summer cottage. When you find me dreaming of summer, you'll most likely see me browsing through seed catalogs, garden books or my vegetable garden notes. While the travelers are hymning words like "sea view", "piazza" or "all-inclusive" my chant consists of "carrots", "tomatoes", "basils" and occasionally of "roses", "annuals" or "hardy-annuals".


My vegetable garden doesn't boast with size, but even over-filled it has brought our family lots of tasty veggies. I find it simply delightful to be able to put together a delicious salad with totally home grown ingredients. In winter you rarely see me eating salad, because the green-house grown stuff or the unthinkable Spanish cousin of a salad, don't have any taste, not at least a good one in my opinion. One of the most hilarious things our vegetable garden brought with it last summer, was seeing my daughters harvest quite freely peas, sprouts of broccoli, basil leafs and tomatoes. With the younger one that part was a bit challenging, because she soon widened her new found skill of getting her own food to all plants growing in our yard. For once the older daughter was getting broccoli every time she wanted and eating peas with pods on.

The difficulty lies in setting boundaries for one's garden dreams and well, ordering seeds. My garden is not in the shape to be presented in garden magazines, perhaps not even in this blog, but the garden found in my imagination is phenomenal. Let's see what tiny part of it, can be brought into reality next summer.

Hmm, there seems to be some problems with the photos of this post. First they were to be seen and then not. I reloaded some of them, but now there are extra frames visible. I'm sorry for the mess and for not knowing html-code.

4 kommenttia:

tiuku kirjoitti...

Kuulostaa ihanalta!
Puutarha unelmia ja ihan oikeasti hyviä kasviksia.

SCAREDY-CAT kirjoitti...

Tulin kiittämään kirja-alevinkistä Tanjan blogissa - olen tietoisesti välttänyt Akateemista kun ei olisi varaa kirjoihin juuri nyt, mutta kirmaan sinne heti huomenna, ehkäpä kirjoja on vielä jäljellä! Kiitos!

Iiriskukka kirjoitti...

Ihana puutarhajuttu!Mulla ei näy nuo kuvat:(

Merruli kirjoitti...

Scaredy Cat: hyvä, että huomasit tilkkukirjavinkkini. Perjantaina kyseistä kirjaa oli vielä ainakin kolme kappaletta, toivottavasti sinua onnistaa!

Iiriskukka: Kiitos! Harmi etten osaa html-kieltä. Laitoin osan kuvista uusiksi , mutta vanhojen laatikot eivät poistuneet päivityksessä.