Spring is here, and my mind is now fixed on creating a small kitchen garden in our backyard here in Easington Colliery.
The other week I headed just up the road to RIchardsons Garden Centre (Stockton Rd, Seaham, Co Durham SR7 8RW Phone:0191 581 8181) to buy some plants, soil, and seeds in preparation for what I hope will be the growing of some good food.
Then, typically the weather changed overnight from warm and bright to dense fog, so I temporarily delayed my grand plan for a Kitchen Garden, until now.
Thankfully the last of the fog has finally lifted, and while it is not exactly warm and sunny, I thought it was time to get a couple of herbs in pots (Thyme and Rosemary) and seeds in trays to propagate. The seed trays are living in the house until the plants are a good size and the weather is warm enough for them to be planted outside.
So far I’ve sown broccoli, various beans, mint, basil, chili peppers, spring onions, and aubergines, and I have plans for more. I just hope the weather does not scupper those plans.
It will be good to eat food that I know is healthy, chemical free and does involve a drive to the supermarket.
Bring on the warm weather!
Blog post by Richard Randall