HAED WIP & Something Different – Gardening!

This blog is mainly about my stitching but with this post, I wanted to talk about another relaxing hobby of mine – gardening!

I don’t have a garden as I live in a flat. Last June I was lucky enough to be offered my very own allotment . It’s been slow-going as I am still somewhat new to gardening and haven’t taken lessons or a college course. I decided to take it slow, plant what I felt like planting. I didn’t go hardcore into building structures or looking up how people arrange theirs. I ended up with a good crop; lots of courgettes, flowers, some cabbage, lettuce, lots of beetroot and loads of delicious apples from the well-established trees on my plot.

Most of my veg came from plants I’d bought as I got my allotment late in the gardening year. So this year I want to see if I can grow most of my veg from seeds as it’s more economical and more fun. Last Autumn I visited a friend’s allotment. Some of her onion plants had gone to seed and she let me pick one. It had hundreds of seeds on it and I hoped I could grow onions from it.

A few weeks ago, a little early in the sowing schedule, I potted up a tray of mini plant containers and filled each with 3 onion seeds. It looked like they weren’t doing anything and I’d been a bit premature, until a few days ago!

It’s amazing how excited I am about a few little shoots! Here are some pictures of my allotment and its produce:

And…here is an update on my HAED cross stitch WIP of Butterfly Kisses by Charlotte Bird:

Happy gardening and stitching everyone!


Published by alicemowse

Writer. Occasional performer, stitcher. One book published so far, my collection of poems 'Saved by Porpoise' available on Kindle. Featured in the anthology 'Around The Mulberry Tree'

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