Bursting out

We are at the time of year when the first question each evening is “what has germinated today?”

Some seeds lurk under the compost for ten days or so before dramatically erupting
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Last year we planted Chard – not sure why. It lurked and faltered and then burst into glory. We didn’t eat much of it – that would have been sacrilege. So this year it has a place of honour in Zenith, and today it raised its head above the soil
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Zenith is being created inch by inch
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as we hew out subsoil to create growing zones
So far it is keeping under the radar for slugs and other predatory beasties so that the leaves grow perfect and unsullied
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A pot was stuffed with strawberry waste and, in Zenith, it does this
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Down in the pig zone, the cock pheasant thinks he has found a bountiful territory
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He wants to announce the fact
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while his lady friend prefers to stay under cover
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While seeds can burst from the soil, the horse-chestnut reaches upwards
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and then expands
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Pethan eraill yn y tyddyn heddiw:

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and we can already taste this year’s aubergine crop
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