We hope you’re all keeping well :)
Josh and I admired the first signs of spring as we jaunted down Marriots Way on Sunday. Buds and blossoms.
It reminded me of a favourite poem of mine :
‘ For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven :
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent, and a time to speak. ‘
February has been a month of preparation and waiting.
Head Garden Grower, Jen, has been busy prepping kit and planting seeds indoors for the Goodery Market Garden. Here’s what she has been up to - ‘It's been a fantastic start to the sowing year, we have about 300 tiny tomatoes germinated (17 different types), they're growing steadily everyday now, and are about to be moved into some pots from the seed trays. The other big sowing has been of onions. With these onions I am hoping to change the way you think about onions!! I'm definitely a convert, so I'm feeling confident! I'm multi-sowing them in small modules to be planted out later in spring as small clumps of 4 ish onions. Right now there are about 1000 clumps germinated, but there's more to sow!’ Jen has also planted various kinds of chillis (lemon drop, black Hungarian, red Portugal and yellow habanero) at home, safe from the storms. All these will be in your veg boxes this summer, can't wait! We will start planting in Bintree in the coming weeks as we clear the land.
Josh is currently waiting patiently with wife Lydia for the arrival of their first baby. Anytime this week!
Times of waiting and preparation often go undervalued. It can be easy to want to rush ahead and jump into all that is happening. But wisdom lies in taking the right steps at the right time.
Bless you guys,