You know how one of my 31 things was to grow 5 edible things, and another was to eat said edible things, well, I was looking all on course to do that - we had tomatoes, rhubarb, courgettes, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, mange tout and redcurrants on the go - all prospering well. And then, well, this happened;6
My almost ready to pick first round of rhubarb, thriving mange tout, redcurrants and blackberries and in-flower tomatoes, raspberries and blueberries are under this mess of ivy and trees and bricks from the neighbours outhouse, and have been, without any light, for a week now.
Luckily neither the boy or the puppy where out in the yard when it happens, which is massively lucky as it all fell down about 12.15 last Thursday lunchtime and they usually are outside at that time - If it hadn’t been for the rain they might have been underneath it. And whilst a brick to the head might not have been the worst thing that could happen to the boy, esp. if it knocked his love of football out of his head – but I am not sure the puppy could have withstood it.
So, I fear the worst for my plants, and a couple of my 31 things goal. By the time insurance companies and the likes have got themselves involved and that mess has been cleared I imagine they might not have survived & it’ll be far too late to plant anything else. If anyone knows of any foodie plants that prosper well in the gloomy English winter and don’t require planting in the next, well, millennium, please let me know.
*I know, last week really wasn’t a great one was it - none gloomy blogging will resume next week – I hope.