The planting season is in full swing, despite some unseasonably cold weather last week. The peas are already climbing the netting, and lettuces, bunching onions, leeks and violas have been planted out in the garden. Lots more still to come!
Among the exciting new additions to the garden this year:
Viola — edible collection
Pansies — old fashioned
Sweet Marigold Hyssop (supposed to be an excellent companion plant)
White Yarrow (we are keen to experiment with using this to make some kind of unhopped ale, maybe using water kefir grains)
Bergamot — Bee Balm
Spilanthes — Sechuan Button
Basil — Sacred
Basil — Red Opal
I am so hoping that we will soon be picking edible violas to add to our salads and caraway seeds to flavour our sauerkraut.