Oh dear, I've been at it again....I ordered a bunch of seed for the garden effort, of which I have waffled on about in another thread: healthunlocked.com/lupusuk/...
Things went from bad to worse last year and while I got a few things sorted, for the most part the garden wasn't well tended. Still got some lovely fruits and veg, and my Henz don't know the meaning of slowly down production over winter? (Anyone want some eggs? Geez!)
I was in a really bad way in the fall and feeling very low. A friend of mine made a fundraiser for me to help refurb my garden. Combined with a large refund of overpaid council tax, I've been able to go a bit mad; new raised beds, stepping stones and bark to build a back garden path, money to repair treacherous decking and to refill joints in paving slabs....basically I've got a lot of work to do, which my new medication is helping me cope with though it is still difficult and exhausting. Even so I love nothing more than playing in dirt. I've actually started some veg on the windowsills already because I've never tried growing shallots from seed, so I figure sooner is best! I'm trying a lot of leafy greens because I am not eating enough veggies - mostly due to boredom with typical winter fare. I have broken down and bought a plant for curiosity which I am going to make the main focus of my front garden; a medlar tree which I will grow in a pot and keep pruned down to about 2 meters high. I'm intrigued by the fruits so looking forward to it.
This year the garden is about repair and future use - I'm coming to accept my limited mobility isn't going to improve much so I want to make my garden as safe as possible- replacing rotting deck boards with composite wood decking, rearranging seating to keep me out of the light as much as possible during summer yet still able to enjoy my patch, put weed membrane on as many surfaces as possible in lower garden to save me effort of trying to keep up and growing in raised beds instead of in the ground for same. Mulch all the things! I don't have the energy to fight weeds but if the ground elder wants to challenge my comfrey to a duel, we'll see who wins - and my money is on the comfrey.
I kmow its January, and I kmow I woke up to two inches of surprise snow on the ground, and I kmow its early....but can you feel that urge to plant things yet? Spring is whispering in my ear, and I can't wait till it sings loud and clear.