Monday, April 16, 2012
My Dad was an amazing gardener. He grew so many varieties of so many fruits and vegetables it was hard to keep track.
Mealtimes would include baby new potatoes that had been dug up an hour before and purple sprouting broccoli. We would steal peas straight from the pod and gorge on strawberries and raspberries whilst wandering the garden. Apple pies, jams, jellies and gooseberry and rhubarb fools would be made from the fruits that made it into the kitchen.
And of course we took all of it for granted.
If my poor Dad actually tried to talk to us about what he was planning or planting we would roll our eyes and make our excuses.
But then when I finally developed an interest in it all it was too late. All that knowledge had passed away with him.
So Chris is giving me my second chance.
If you'd like to join us and (hopefully) learn some greenfinger-ness along the way then we'd love to have you. We can share our successes and disasters and hopefully have something to show for it at the end.
I'm rather excited!
(Update: For Week 1 instructions pop over to this post on Thinly Spread)