Just today I have started an on-line course in permaculture, got the information in my email and thought I would try it out. Well I was so impressed after watching the first lecture that I am already looking forward to tomorrow when I will listen to lecture 02. The course is free and the link is: https://www.openpermaculture.com/
I went for a stroll through my garden today, it was lovely and sunny, I needed to check what is going on, and I see that there are quite a few plants doing very well. The leeks growing together with the feverfew, growing right through the winter months.
Here a thyme plant that had a Foxglove plant growing beside it, I will move that one in the flower section as it becomes very large.
Garlic is coming up well, and beetroot still need to be harvested and used.
And more work in this patch, deciding what to grow where. The Borage plants are strong already, the flowers will be good to attract bees into the garden.
During my walk today I took note of some of the young wild plants that are coming up and looking green and healthy. The day was very mild and there was a light drizzle, called around here ‘Irish Mist’, it’s good for the skin of the face, and it feels lovely and fresh. While I walk I try to take in what is growing as I am making a record of all the wild plants I can find. It’s amazing how many we can use as food, interesting too. I guess that my interest in wild plants started when I was 6 years old, with the Dandelion. And every year they grow again, a renewal in nature which would even give the most pessimistic person a lift. And there is always something new to discover or learn. It makes me very happy.
The Pennyworth plants are all over the Boreen, a lovely bright green.
The beautiful feathery leaves of the young Yarrow plants, that promises a good crop for harvesting later on in the year.
Groundsel has got some little yellow flowers already.
And the Foxglove plant is already well up in time for June flowering.
Plenty of Daisies, they are a great plant to add to salads and full of vitamins and minerals, good for early spring food later on.