Sunday, March 9

Dominant Spinach

spinach 'dominant'
healthy dark green erect leaves
quick to mature and slow to bolt

that's the kinda spinach I like in my bed

The cardiganengineeringproject is done spring is here and it's all about the garden now.

I have a brand new career as a doctor's receptionist where I will be sitting knitting little squares with mimsy needles so I don't take up too much behind the desk space but right here right now on this sunny day in my garden I will be digging for victory.

Yesterday I attended a seed swap, I didn't have seeds to swap but I had smallbeans money which I left in return for handfuls of DEREK'S RUNNER BEANS - NICE AND EARLY and SHIRLEY'S SUNFLOWERS and a packet of that dominant spinach which I shared with the freckley girl in shorts.

A man in the seedy tent showed me how to make an origami seed envelope out of a quarter sheet of newspaper and once I had my confidence up I was folding and tucking and the only thing I was in too much of a hurry to do was write proper notes on them so now the kitchen table is littered with things that I'm not quite sure what they are.


  1. I love this. The Surprise Garden. I do that frequently. Also last night I dreamed about a man with a seedy tent. Congrats on your new job! I wish we used words like mimsy in the US but I'm incorporating it right now this very moment into my vocabulary.

  2. ps. I'm linking to this post on my blog. I love the way you capture Spring's Filthy Little Secret in it. All that bursting forth and spears and so forth.

  3. Congrats on the new job!

    Unhappy Spring here: the clocks jumped ahead last night. Uggh.

    1. Thank you - bet the cats are enjoying the springiness

  4. I only ever seem to find men with seedy intent...

    1. you've been looking in the weed patch


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