Glen and I are so excited! Spring is here, well, just. It is still cold.  At the allotment, there is the usual buzz of excitement as everyone is preparing the soil and sowing seeds. Those of our allotment friends we have not seen over the winter have slowly started to appear again. The laughter has started again….  so much fun.  We are so happy to see all of them.                                                                                                                                                               The soil is all prepared and we have started sowing some seeds. Over the last couple of weeks, we have sowed- beetroot, parsnip, carrot, onions and peas. These were sowed straight into the ground at the allotment. In small pots we have also sown peppers, corn, kale, cabbage and much more.      As it is still very cold in England, we are waiting for everything to burst through the soil. I keep looking into the trays every day. I should know that there would not be any growth, but I cannot help myself.                                                                                                                                          This year, spurred on by a friend, I shall be growing plants with edible flowers. Apparently, they go great with salads. Cannot wait.                                   

 I hope you all are sowing seeds as well.                                                                                                                                                             

Just thought I would share these images of brussel sprouts which were grown by  an allotment friend in his eighties! Glen and I admire him so much. He has so much energy! Well done to him. I sauteed them in onion, garlic and ginger. Great tasting. Home grown simply tastes better.

Sprouting broccoli, planted last summer, now being reaped in spring. Amazing colour with an amazing taste.

Blue eggs, I have never seen eggs of this colour before. They were given to us by one of our allotment friends, as usual. Very tasty.