Chaotic Salad Corner

Chaotic  Salad Corner

Chaotic Salad Corner

Mother Nature is happy here.

I bedded the four swiss chard seedlings early — in a row — about a hand’s width apart — in holes made by my gloved fingers. The soil had not been turned at all and was covered with an inch or two of grungy, chunky, one-year-old compost which I had added the week before. After planting them, I sprinkled broken up duck-egg shells around them. I like the brightness of the white against the black and green and red.

Behind them, beside the rocks and favourite old sticks of wood, you can see the faithful garlic chives who never let me down.

And then the magic began: The dill seeds and mustard green seeds from the year before said, “We like this cradle too. We’re going to stay awhile longer.” And so they smile and continue to thrive here too.

 

This entry was published on June 3, 2013 at 10:25 am. It’s filed under Gardening, Nature's Gifts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Chaotic Salad Corner

  1. Actually, I was wrong. That’s garlic in the background. The garlic chives are on the other side.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: