Sligo, Ireland– First timer (in Ireland that is)! But, leave it to nature and sha-zam! This mother will grow you some pretty sweet goods. I started the season with all the fervor and excitement after being held captive by the bleak and blustery winter. But once the sun came out, I wanted to do as much sightseeing as possible.
Even with minimal effort sans the big digging extravaganza in the beginning, I have been eating fresh spinach, radish, snap peas, Swiss chard and kale for a good bit of the summer along with lots of Guinness because we all need balance right?
I sniffed the garlic and onions in the garden for weeks. Finally, after 6 months, I have harvested them. Their sweet/pungent/armpitty fragrance slaps you right in the face once you enter the messy storage shed where they will dry out and I’ll eventually braid ’em up.
Once I harvest the rest of the potatoes for storage, I will put my beds to bed for winter and plan for next year. I hope to share more of my sister’s visit for my next post as she brought with her a week’s worth of Florida sunshine and it was basically phenomenal.