This is how I spent yesterday afternoon – an impromptu, but much appreciated, seed starting session. To be honest, I didn’t really know whether or not I was going to keep the allotment this year – but plodding along, persisting and stubborn, and here we are – at the beginning of another growing year. And I seem to be starting seeds off; I seem to have made plans for extra allotment space, and I seem to have got lists of arborists ready to call. Maybe I’ll get the seeds in the ground and maybe they’ll grow and maybe after all this I will get some onions to cook and call it a going concern. It doesn’t matter; the process of working in the dirt, planting the seed and watching it grow, if at all – well, honestly, it’s the best medicine you could have.

Zoned out and tired through in a happy, not thinking-too-much about anything kind of way I feel as though I am productive. And then I get to watch the fireworks when those little seeds decide to work their magic.

I don’t even mind giving up my living space to make room for these new babies. They are totally worth it.





4 thoughts on “Beginnings

  1. Our dining room table is partly taken up with seeds in trays too – I do hope they come up and that *this time* we can stay here a while and get a garden growing.I do like your planting tool thingy (I’m down with the technical terms 😉 – I’ve been using various motley recycled plastic trays (that fruit or veg has been bought in – awful – why can’t they stop with all the plastic 😦 but that tool thing would be better.


  2. It is a wonderful thing to play in the dirt!!! I am SO excited to begin working in the garden..Tomorrow is supposed to warm up a bit, and I am going to start the process of spreading composted manure through my gardens..Sounds fun, eh??? I wrenched my back opening the front door, (yeah, I know!) so hopefully, it will not be too bothersome to do the work I need to do!


  3. That sounds like good old fashioned fun to me. Warm here, and windy – such a late spring we can literally count leaves on trees on one hand! Hope your back gets better – there’s not an inconvenience like it :S


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