such as strawberries, sweet peas, sweet corn and sunflowers herald the letter S in today’s post in the occasional Plot A to Z series.
Summer really begins with strawberries, which are many peoples favourite soft fruit. I prefer raspberries, but have to say that a few sliced up and added to any bland breakfast cereal certainly gets the day off to a good start.
Sweet peas are surely a must grow flower for any garden or plot thanks to their wide range of colours (all except yellow) and, more important, heavenly scent. They are one of the few flowers that I grow to cut and bring home where, even with with my poor sense of smell, I can enjoy their scent.
Of all the edibles that I grow on the plot I think that sweet corn is the one that I really look forward to picking and eating. There really is nothing better than enjoying a cooked cob smothered in butter and sprinkled with black pepper.
Sunflowers with their sunshine faces are such smiley flowers. There is a bewildering choice of varieties of varying colours. There are tall ones and knee-high ones, some with large single flowers and others with numerous flower heads. They are, not surprisingly, another of my favourites so grow some every year.
Lastly I mustn’t forget my small, sentry-box shed which is rather different to the more usual ones found on allotments.
I’m sitting here writing this on a dreary, wet spring Sunday morning dreaming of such scented and sumptuous summer delights.
Have a good week!
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Edited Tuesday, 7th April to thank Glo (Porcelain Rose) for this Flighty’s Scent-sational Award for this post…