Thursday, April 16, 2009

Earth


Ploughed earth in Suffolk, UK




I am hoping that before too long, there will be little green shoots of basil, sweet majoram and dill emerging from the earth in these pots.


Here is some spinach which is already emerging, further down the garden.





And I think I have blogged before about compost, but I make no apology for repeating myself because I wonder every year at the magic which turns this




into this



The magic of the earth recycling and renewing itself.



A Theme Thursday post

27 comments:

reyjr said...

i find growing plants out of tiny seeds amazing too, but I cannot, for the love of everything green, make anything grow. :(

R.L. Bourges said...

hurray for seeds, hurray for compost. The top photo reminds me of the field we had in front of our house in the country and how it would slowly turn to a light green fuzz (before turning into seven-foot tall cornstalks!)

The jasmine I put up on a sort-of treillis last year is about to bloom. I'll post a photo of it as soon as it does.

Happy Earth-theme day, letty!

Brian Miller said...

great pick of the field. death and rebirth. glad to see you compost and reuse. just visited an amazing playground that is all reused material.

The Clever Pup said...

Now the ice is of my composting bin I can start again. Thanks for reminding me.

Hazel

ramblingwoman said...

Hi Sal,

I did that Felixstowe walk again the other day and there is aphoto of that very same field with me walking across it on my facebook photos! I will have to go back and see if it's sprouted! I can't remember!

ramblingwoman said...

Sal, sal (very excitedly),

I've just been back to look and I've just walked over that very bit of land you photographed AND it hasn't sprouted yet!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

great add!

that first photo blows me away!!

I have some serious composter envy going.... that's one nice bin!

oh my my last tt read for a while off to contribute to the depletion of the ozone level and contribute to global warming, you'd think they could do something to make air travel less harmful to our little blue beauty....

Akelamalu said...

Compost is amazing, as is the Earth! :)

Holly said...

Thank you for the fabulous photos

ArtSparker said...

I have a thing for compost too - I like that you can hold your hand directly over it when it is in process and feel the heat rising up.

congratulations on your spinach.

Wings said...

Really down to the basics there! Great post. :)

natural attrill said...

That first photograph is beautiful Sally.
P.x

lettuce said...

reyjr :-( have you tried cactus or succulents? they're very forgiving

and to you rlb, I hope its been a happy day. and look forward to your photo.

its all around us Brian. And recycling is increasingly too. (at LAST)

Clever Pup, i'm lucky not to have to take the ice and snow into account too much... Happy spring to you!

hello Lu!
hello Lu!
(excitedly!!)
you must take a photo of it with green fuzz, when it appears - please

Kimy I have compost bin envy too, for my friends down the road, made of reclaimed wood and iron spikes and temporarily a fox's home and with a blazing sun painted on the inside!!
Hope your trip is great.

It is Lamalu, and thanks Holly.

Thankyou ArtSparker, I am very proud of it.
(but somewhat afear'd of snails)

Ta Wings - and Penny thankyou, I was pleased with that one.

Mama Zen said...

I love gardening, but I have never had good luck with basil!

Tom said...

i think i would would like to make my own dirt, too. Sounds like a dirty job! Nice post and pictures.

goatman said...

Farmers donot plow much here anymore. Replaced by something called "no till planting" where the planters are heavy enough to punch through the residue and place the seeds. This is supposed to keep down the soil erosion since the ground is always covered by either plants or residue from the last planting.

Ronda Laveen said...

I really like the way you put "the magic of Earth recycling and renewing itself."

Coffee Messiah said...

Very nice and we see plenty of land here similar to the top photo.

Lots of tractors and farmers, don't ya know ; )

Robert said...

Think earthly. Thanks for the charming photos!! :-)

Gary said...

Of course, earth that you can hold in your hands like "the red earth of Tara" (Gone with the Wind) or "a bit of earth" (from the Broadway musical The Secret Garden). I didn't even think of it that way. Well done!

Rinkly Rimes said...

How well I remember it!

Crafty Green Poet said...

that first photo is lovely. Earth is such an amazing thing, the contrast between before and after compost pics really demonstrates the miracles that go on in our gardens...

Liza said...

I hope you see shoots very soon. Happy Earth day.

Dakota Bear said...

The smell of freshly plowed fields and the appearance of new shoots in a pot or garden let's us know what is real.

Megan said...

Interesting contrast between photos 1 and 2.

But, oh no. Spinach? Can't abide the stuff. So I guess it's just as well that you are the one growing it, and not I?

lettuce said...

Mama Zen, I've grown basil successfully before but mostly for the benefit of the slugs...

Dirty, Tom, but surprisingly unsmelly

I'd not heard of this Goatman. Makes sense, tho i'd be sad not to see plouged fields any more

thanks ronda

and yes, CM I can imagine - having seen your great video

my pleasure, robert :-)

well ta, gary. it was kind of the earth that came to hand...

:-) RR

thankyou CGP. It really does, it never ceases to amaze me

me too Liza. I might post updates

its true, Dakota Bear. "down to earth" as it were

Megan, if ever we meet i wont bring spinach.

Lynne said...

Very clever, Letty! Love that top photo!!!