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Each Friday, I would like to share a word of the week with you. Something that summarises what I’ve been up to, how I’ve felt and how life is generally going. I’d love if you’d share your own in the comments or even join in with the link up if you are a blogger. (You can find the details at the bottom of this post.) It can be so therapeutic to reflect on what’s been happening, good or bad. It will be nice to look back on these posts in the future too!
This week I have chosen the word Roots
With far more time to spend in the garden this Spring, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we might improve our outdoor space. Something that I’d really love to have is a vegetable patch. Mike and I have been testing out a few (supposed to be) easy veggies to get us started. Neither of us are very green thumbed so I had assumed that we would find it quite difficult. Shockingly we’re already seeing growth!
About two weeks ago we planted some old potatoes, crossing our fingers that at least one might take. I checked them earlier this week and found two had grown some really impressive root balls already, with some small green shoots starting to appear. What a success! We also found out that you can grow your own spring onions, simply by placing the roots in water. Mike recons he’s been able to get six portions out of the original roots so far, which we bought from the supermarket a couple of weeks ago.
The main reason that I’m hoping to grow our own veg is for the enjoyment of eating it, naturally. It would also be an amazing thing for our kids to get involved with. We’re big food lovers and I really hope our kids will be too. Having them understand where their food comes from and even growing it themselves would be even better. As an added bonus, it also has the potential to save us money which I’m delighted about!
I’ve also realised just how strong our roots are in this house now. The same goes for me living in Liverpool. For anyone who may not know, I moved here from Glasgow three years ago. I really feel incredibly settled. This feeling only grows stronger for me as we continue to work on the house and the garden. Even with everything going on at the moment and the drastic comparison between Scotland and England’s handling of the situation, I feel happy here and really do plan to stay for life. Having roots definitely makes you feel more safe and secure doesn’t it?
You can read my last word of the week post here.
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