And So We Begin

Gardener:Northland Backyard Gardener

Date:16 Sep 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

We have actually started. Well kind of. It was a small task, but it is a start nonetheless. 

Before we headed off this morning, C and I popped out to the garden and prepped a few 6 cell containers. It only took 10 minutes, but it means that all we have to do tomorrow after hockey is sow the seeds. While I have been a bit under the weather which has delayed things, I am also conscious that I have a very tired 12 year old after Aims and all the associated fundraising activities and practices. We also still have three more weekends of winter sports, with a cross over into summer. I don't want to push him too hard, so breaking things down into little steps, makes it easier for all.

While this time round, doing small tasks is a way of managing a busy few weeks, and not overdoing things,  I will admit that doing gardening before work is not completely unusual in our house. Over summer, I quite often get up an hour before everyone else to potter. I actually quite like the tranquility of the morning. Sometimes I have my youngest chattering away. Sometimes I have the cat stalking me, and sometimes I am on my own. I will also admit, that I have also been caught many a time outside in my pjs by the neighbours as my gardening is not always intentional. It usually starts with a well-meaning quick walk around the garden with a cup of tea, or the hanging out of the washing, and ends with the removal of laterals from tomatoes; tying something up; pulling out a few weeds or suddenly starting watering). I am pretty sure that I am not the only gardener who goes outside for a few minutes, and comes in an hour or so later. 

And So We Begin