Roots and Shoots

When I grow up I’m going to be a:-
raddish shoot


cabbage shoot


beetroot shoot


chicory shoot


Joni on the patio

Scientist? Train-driver? Bob the Builder?

I’m really excited about those baby plants (naturally I’m also excited about my son’s future, but that’s more of a long term project). The seeds were being given out for free by an organisation called INTA which stands for something that I can’t remember, in conjunction with a government project to encourage people to eat more vegetables. I planted them ages ago and nothing happened, and I read the book which said that they should be through by now, so I thought the frost had finished them off, and then suddenly, here they all are… I’m not a great gardener, but there is something magic about little shoots pushing upwards, bringing with them the promise of something edible later.

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