Next Wednesday spring begins. The spring-like days of earlier this week were already a sign of that. But today I am looking out of my window and it is snowing again. Luckily this has been forecasted. So because I love my garden a lot, again I packed all the frost-sensitive plants with fleece cloth. A labour of love and attention.
Last week - with the then warm sunshine on my back- I smeared the vines with sulphur, to protect them from fungal diseases. Also I pruned the roses and fertilized them. This too I did with attention and with love.
But the plant that received the most attention this winter is the Belgian endives. They have been growing for three months (!) in the darkness of the barn. (read more)All those months with my attention and love. In the frosty periods, I even put an extra coat on it, so they would not get frostbitten.
If you don’t like gardening, growing Belgian endives seems a weird thing to do. After all, it is much easier to buy these in the supermarket. But a real gardener sees this differently. We know; there is nothing as satisfying as home-grown vegetables!
Tomorrow we will eat Belgian endives. With the attention they deserve. Because this "Witlof”.* has been grown with love
* In Dutch Belgian endives are called “Witlof”. Pronounced as “with love”!
Have a nice week.
Home-grown Witlof .....Pronounced as “with love”
Tomorrow we are going to eat them.
I have smeared the vines with sulfur.
The next day they are covered with snow!
The roses are pruned with attention and with love.
The next day......winter is back!
Also the birds can relay on attention and love.
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