Sunday, 24 May 2009

Gardening therapy

After the extreme boredom of yesterday I've been a hive of activity today.

My knee has been loads better thanks to lots of ice and elevation so I was determined to make it to our local farmers market this morning. In addition to the usual fruit and veg we picked up a few plants for our hanging basket so I spent the afternoon tinkering in the garden.

As well as sprucing up the hanging basket I planted some radish and carrot seeds in the back window boxes. These didn't do to well last year as the carrots didn't germinate and the radishes bolted. I think I was too late planting them so hopefully they'll do better this year.

A few weeks ago I soaked some soy beans before boiling and kept a few aside to see if they would germinate. Obviously they did. I ate a few in a stir fry and saved a few to grow on. It will be interesting to see if they produce any beans. I'd love to grow my own edamame.

I did spend some time resting my knee in-between the action. I listened to a good play on Radio 4 which carries on from the Ragged Trousered Philanthropist by Robert Tressell while knitting. My camera needs sorting out so I'm lacking in knitting photos at the mo. Maybe that's a job for tomorrow.

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