Recently I've been doing a lot of looking back at old blog posts and it's fascinating to see how much has changed over the years. Before I was doing as much commercial work here on Being Mrs C I really did use the blog to capture so much more of what was going on day to day – both in terms of our lives and also what we were doing with the house and garden – and I really miss that I'm not doing so much of that any more. It's always been fascinating to look back and see what I was planing or doing with the kids a year or more ago and I fear that in future years when I look back at the last 12 months or so there won't be as much recorded. It's something I certainly need to put right.
Since Master C came along I've not relay being doing all that much in the garden, mainly as it can be a bit tricky with a little one to look after too. This year that is all going to change though as Mr C spent a large part of the summer of 2013 rearranging a part of our garden and I'm now the owner of four new raised beds which I hope are going to be productive come the summer.
Last weekend we had some glorious weather on the Sunday and as a result we were all able to spend some time giving our rather waterlogged garden some attention. I've got a green manure growing in a couple of the raised beds so I turned my attention to sorting out my indoor herb garden. At the moment there is flat leaf parsley and basil in there – mainly as I find they're the two things I use most in the kitchen.
I also started working through my seed box to see what I could start planting ready for later in the year. I've therefore set up my little propagator on the window sill of our front bedroom with two little trays of tomatoes (Gardener's Delight), one tray of beetroot and one of chillies. It's still on the early side to be starting these off, but I figured that it's better to be ahead of the game than behind it.
What's most exiting though is that when I went to check them this evening I noticed that the first seedlings are starting to poke up through the soil – both tomato and beetroot ones. Let's just hope that the rest of the year's gardening is as successful!