Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Last night we had (the first!) fruits of my labours and ate a homegrown lettuce! I'm so happy - it's the first time I've successfully grown food! Oh, and here's a budget-related bit of advice for you - if you want to save some money grow your own veggies (even if you just have a balcony you can grow stuff in pots - you can even grow some things indoors!) I brought a mixed packet of seeds from Asda - carrots, lettuce, sweetcorn and white onions. I've now got a plot FULL of these veggies and didn't actually use all the seeds (next year I'll make a bigger plot). We've got loads of stuff getting near to the point of picking and will do quite a few meals. Do you know how much that packet of mixed seeds cost me? £1.00. So, for £1.00 and a bit of (enjoyable) labour, you get a lot of food.
Anway, yesterday we also went out to the farm and picked 2 huge basketfuls of strawberries (to go with some that my brother gave us from his garden) .....
yum, yum, yum ... the little black things poking up are vanilla pods - good tip - leave your strawberries in the baskets and stick a vanilla pod in for a while and they pick up a slight vanilla-y flavour .. gorgeous :)
Tim is off back to work (his normal work as opposed to the music related work!) tomorrow - the show he did already seems like SUCH a long time ago! I really hope he gets the chance to do another very soon. Anyway, I updated my 2010 memory scrapbook for June with some Seussical related stuff - including my seat ticket :)