I’ve never been more grateful for our little balcony than in the last few weeks – even more so now the pea, lettuce, tomato and pepper seeds we planted have started to grow.
Since the weather has been so nice recently, I’ve taken to sitting out there for a few minutes each morning just taking it all in. Listening to the birds singing and feeling the sun on my face seems like a good way to start the day now we’re in no rush.
Freya sometimes comes and joins me – and we both use it throughout the day. I like that she gets to play with things growing around her.
One of our success stories has been the tomatoes. We didn’t have any seeds so my dad told me to cut one up and harvest them from inside. I got Freya to do this under the broad heading of ‘science’. It resulted in a lot of squealing about slime and she said she’s never going near a tomato again so I’m not sure it was entirely successful.
I washed the seeds she collected and then popped them in the fridge over night before planting them the next day. I didn’t do anything special, just left them on the window ledge and occasionally watered them. I was amazed and very pleased when they sprouted.
I’m looking forward to a nice salad…eventually.
Before that, we’ve been doing a fair amount of baking. Most recently with an Easter theme.
As we don’t get out much, I’ve been enjoying taking photos of every day stuff instead.
I hope you’re safe and well. How have you been staying busy during lockdown?