The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt.
Well, what can I say? I was showing off and these are the last pictures I snapped which found their way onto my blog on Thursday.

What do I think of when I look at them?
Food.
Success.
Hubby’s dedication in preparing the soil.
Watering manually with umpteen watering cans filled from our three butts when the weather had been so scorchingly hot.
Damn cabbage white butterflies getting under the netting (we will beat them next year).
Satisfaction seeing the results of our efforts.

There is nothing like the taste of homegrown, and cabbages are a first for us this year.
We have caulis coming too, and swede.  Everything is trial and error as we learn what will grow and discover what is likely to fail.
The potatoes and tomatoes are also flourishing, plus parsnips, and the leeks, though slow growers, will be ready in the winter for our stews.
Next year we will not be growing beans or carrots as both crops have been dire, the former these past two years. Our carrots last year weren’t bad, but 2021? Pathetic.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Well done Di. You are right to be proud, a great crop for your hard work.💜🥇

  2. bikerchick57 says:

    Congratulations on getting your cabbage to grow. I’ve had a hard enough time getting flowers to grow on the patio between an early cold spell and then alternating heat and heavy rains in June and July. Wishing you future success with your garden, sans the carrots!

  3. murisopsis says:

    Even with the bean and carrot crops being disappointing, I look at those photos and see success!

    • Us to. Potatoes today and they are not a bad lot. We gave the smaller ones to our neighbour as she gave us some beans last week. Nice to mix and match!

  4. ghostmmnc says:

    It’s been many years since we planted a garden, but you are so right that home grown tastes so much better than store bought. Good job! 🙂

  5. J-Dub says:

    Makes we want to try to grow cabbage and potatoes.

  6. Lorraine says:

    Congrats on your cabbages, et. al. Reminds me of the days when we had a “real” garden. Our windowbox and container “gardens” are variable successes this year. The peppers are thriving: first batch went into the dehydrator this afternoon; heritage tomatoes, not so good. Late planted peas vining up their bamboo stakes, zucchini recovering from grazing by rabbits or groundhogs. Flower plantings equally mixed: two new perennials eaten into lacy nothingness; two others thriving and seemingly bug resistant. Cheap wildflower seeds I sowed last year, came up this year and are doing great. The tree limb the size of a tree that fell in the yard did some damage to the plantings; our monster Hosta continues to dominate. Ooops — a stream of consciousness comment. Enjoyed your post — getting hungry looking at the picture and reading your words.

    • Hi Lorraine,
      sounds like you’re not doing too badly. We tried peppers last year and lost the lot. Had a few radishes and a couple of beetroot, but for what we planted, a very low yield. Had our own spuds with dinner today. Very nice. Got some more to plant ready for a winter supply. Those in the shops are very hit and miss.

      • Lorraine says:

        Since we have to use containers/planters, unfortunately, we can’t grow potatoes. One of the best food memories is when we lived on a farm and had a large plot. We grew corn (not the supersweet stuff); put the water on to boil, go pick and shuck the corn, drop the ears into the pot. Slather with butter, salt and pepper when done. All we would need for a meal was a couple of ears each. I’ve had good to decent corn since, but none ever tasted as good. We grew taters like you are. Fresh baby ones, and then larger to store for winter and have “eyes” to plant for the next year. As you are doing. Bringing back fond memories. Thanks for that.

      • A friend of ours grew potatoes in buckets and had a great crop. We’re going to try our carrots in pots next year and see if we fare better. Glad to give you a trip down memory lane Lorraine.

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