Seeds of hope

February 20, 2008 at 12:06 pm 2 comments

Is that title totally naff? Probably, but I can’t think of another one and I’m hungry.

Today was a grim and foggy February morning, but I still made good on my resolution to drag myself out of bed and use the shower when the hot water was already on, rather than stay curled up under the duvet, get up into a cold house then fire up the hot water mid morning. I know, I know. Hardcore. =)

I said goodbye to the bf, dithered around drinking tea and reading forums and blogs, and then heard the postman trying to push something large and rustly through the door. I bounced over to see what it was, and was humongously excited to see it was my seeds and my John Seymour book. Hurrah! Little shards of spring and sanity in a wintry world. Also, I just love the concept of a seed company that gives you advice on seed saving. Love it.

And, appropriately, I then got an email about the Victory Garden Drive. You can read about my ‘companion planters’ here (and see a picture of me looking distinctly clean and un-gardener-like!!). I’m sooo fired up with enthusiasm now, and wish there was something I could go and dig.

Ooh, and I’ve started washing up with my dishcloth, and it’s GREAT. So much better for getting inside glasses than a flimsy sponge.


Entry filed under: garden, gardening, victory garden.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lissa  |  February 27, 2008 at 3:07 am

    Hello Hannah — I’m glad to have found your blog, and thrilled to be working with you on Team Pattie!

  • 2. Hamster  |  March 3, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    Hey Lissa, thanks for stopping by. I’m really excited about the Victory Garden project. Do you mind if I link to you btw?


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