I am busy working on a couple of rather lovely crochet commissions at the moment, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks for photos. Meantime, I wanted to share with you my plans for the veg plot this year.
Mr T very kindly bought me a copy of James Wong’s Homegrown Revolution, which I had read about on Urvashi’s blog* . Since Boxing day I have had the book either on the kitchen table or by my bed, making lists and drawing up plans of all the vegetables I’m going to grow this year. James Wong made me realise how crazy it is to grow potatoes when the field behind our house is full of Cheshire’s finest new potatoes and just up the road our local (and very lovely fruit farm) can provide us with delicious, tasty strawberries. Why not try something a little more unusual ?
Instead of the “usual suspects” this year, I’m going to try growing wasabi, sweet potatoes and chinese artichokes. I’m going to add more salad ingredients and herbs and maybe even try my hand at hyacinth beans (simply because they look so beautiful).
If you can get hold of a copy of Homegrown Revolution, you’ll be inspired by the delicious recipes and beautiful illustrations which fill the book, or click here to go straight to James Wong’s website.
Thank you Mr T for a lovely present and thanks to Urvashi for writing her piece in the first place.
Now, I’m off to plant some seeds ….
*Always well worth a read, hop over now and take a look at what urvashi has planned for 2013