Hello there lovely reader, thanks for coming to visit here again after my super-long hiatus. Just in case you forgot, I was away cooking up my gorgeous little cherub of a son. Isn’t he adorable? (Just nod, it’s the best thing you can do for a hormonal, loved up new mum!).
Anyway, his name is Maxwell and he’s already 11 weeks. Sob. It’s going too quickly.
I honestly wasn’t sure how much more love I could pull out of my heart after already having the most beautiful girl in the world, but somehow I’m bursting at the seams with double the love I had before. Such is life!
I’m still getting used to wrangling the two of them all day long, but I’m told it gets easier over time. Right now I’m just savouring all the newborn snuggles – I just adore wearing him in a sling, it’s so deliciously addictive to have your baby close to you all day. Not to mention how easy it makes them to look after as they barely ever cry because they’ve got everything they need within breathing distance!
OK, enough baby talk, let’s get onto the main topic of this blog…
Last month I read a post titled Veggie Plants for Beginners by one of my favourite bloggers Erin, and I got very, very excited. Long term readers of this blog will know that I’m a bit of a black thumb when it comes to gardening. I prioritise keeping myself, my husband and my kids alive over plants – sorry herb garden, I do love you, promise!
However I do have a strong desire to grow things. I want to nurture veggies from seed, I want to remember to water and fertilise them, I want to pick them fresh from the earth and cook them for dinner. But there’s only one problem – that barely ever happens! Housework, kids, exercise, work, blogging and social media (and more) all get in the way dammit. OK, I let them, but still.
So when I read Erin’s genius idea to just simply plant the root ends that are chopped off my spring onions, I got pretty excited. I ran to the fridge to confirm that I did in fact have some spring onions. Yes. Then I ran to the garage to check I had some potting mix. Yes.
The universe had aligned! I could fast track the satisfaction of ‘growing’ my own veggies with minimum effort. That’s my kind of gardening.
Now, you die-hard gardeners are going to liken my shitty gardening effort to cooking a microwave meal, but I’m OK with it, judge away – I damn well grew spring onions in less than two weeks. Win! Thanks Erin, you rocked my world :)
See you again on Friday for my monthly In My Kitchen post, there’s lots of goodies!