Things I know

by Veronica on August 12, 2011

in Garden, Isaac

Today I am joining in with Shae’s “Things I Know” meme and effectively popping my things I know cherry.

– I know that I am getting married in three months and I just booked my celebrant today. This is alternately very exciting and very scary. My wedding is a reality now, not just a ‘something I’m doing in a few months’ thing.

– Today is the first bit of sunshine I’ve seen in DAYS. Possibly since I was in Melbourne last month. I have missed the sunshine.

Peter Cundall tells me that I can plant peas this month. I am more excited about this than a normal person should be.

– Isaac is very cute. Proof:

– And he is very good at helping me collect eggs. Not so great at keeping the eggs still in the bucket so that they don’t crack. We collected 9 eggs yesterday and should get 4-5 today, if my current laying hens are laying every day.

– My fruit trees that Nathan planted less than a fortnight ago are budding up.

– I successfully grew purple cauliflower! It’s sweeter than the white kind and turns water purple when you cook it. It would be even brighter purple, if we’d actually gotten any sun these last few months (the UV is what turns it purple – the few I’ve got growing that haven’t seen any sun are a pale green).

What do you know?

tiff August 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

I know I will be coming to you for advice in a couple of months time when i have my first veggie patch ever. I know I’m probably crazy putting it on my list of things to do over the next year because my thumb is completely black and I know that your little guy is very cute. Also; Squee! you’re getting married.

Emmalina August 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I know that Isaac is completely adorable! What a cute little kid. :)

Kathy August 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm

I know your kid is cuuuuuuute. And that I want to eat that cauliflower, which I did nit know even COMES in purple. And that I have worked out what to buy you for a wedding gift…

Jayne August 12, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Purple vegies are soooooo good for your innards :)
And, yes, that lad is a sweet cutie :)

Amy @ MahliMoo August 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Isaac is completely adorable!

My vegie gardens always fail. But I will be giving it a red hot go again in next month after we get back from holidays… Wish me luck

Seraphim August 12, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I did not know such a thing as purple cauliflower existed. And I think that is very cool indeed. I also know your son is incredibly cute. Right now I’m thinking I don’t know much else though…

Broken Hearted Mummy August 12, 2011 at 4:14 pm

AAWWW Your son is very cute!

WOW! Purple cauliflower!! Well done…

The next 3 months will fly for your wedding countdown!

pixie August 12, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Your boy is adorable.
blimey your wedding has come around quickly!!!!!how excitement!!!!

louisa August 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm

He is adorable! I am glad you have had some sunshine :)

Trish August 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I want to grow purple cauli now, peas and garlic too.
The sunshine makes a huge difference to our spirits too.
Isaac is very cute, I can see you in him.
I am so excited for you too getting married and the trimmings you plan is crazy stressful but oh so much fun.

If These Walls August 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm

Oooh purple cauliflower, who knew! Your son is absolutely adorable!

Fiona August 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I know that I’m excited about peas.

traceyb65 August 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

yay! love a wedding, and a vegie patch, and a GORGEOUS boy … and i know on Monday i am going to my doctor to discuss my possible EDS, thanks to you! wishing you every joy, but i reckon you’re well on your way. xt

Kellie @ Three Li'l Princesses August 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm

He’s super cute, V!
And got to love a bit of Peter Cundall on a Saturday morning. Glad to hear it’s the time to plant peas. That is exciting. Although, they never venture into the kitchen from our garden. Someone tends to eat them all while we’re busy tending to the other vegetables in the veggie patch! :)

katepickle August 12, 2011 at 8:46 pm

wow that purple cauli is awesome! Did you grow it from seed or seedling? I wonder if you could dye things with the purple water?
And wow your boy has grown into such a gorgeous young man!

Veronica August 14, 2011 at 5:45 pm

I grew it from seed, but I started the seed in small punnets first and then transplanted out. for the seeds (be warned: it’s a very addictive website if you like vegie growing).

My water was more of a dull purple colour, but I suspect that was because these are Winter grown, so haven’t had as much UV light. I’m going to start some more seedlings soon and see how they do over summer in comparison.

Grace August 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm

The anticipation and excitement that comes with the lead up to a wedding – there is nothing like it. Enjoy the moments :)
Love the purple cauliflower too ! Just amazing !

Marylin August 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I knew it… all of a sudden the last few days here it’s dropped in temperature. You’ve nicked it again!! *whimpers*
How awesome is that cauliflower!!

frogpondsrock August 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm

I know that I love you.

Sara August 13, 2011 at 12:50 am

I love Peter Cundall, wish he could come sort my vege patch out, looking a bit bare at the moment.

Well done for the cauli! I wonder too about using the cooking water for dyeing stuff…

Sara August 13, 2011 at 12:51 am

Oh yes, and congrats for the wedding :)

Marita August 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Isaac is simply adorable.

Deb Wild Hope August 13, 2011 at 8:21 pm

I love your purple cauliflower and your attentiveness to gardening! And yes, your boy is very cute!

Rah August 13, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Isaac’s eyes! He’s gorgeous

Shae August 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I hope losing your Things I Know virginity was gentle lol

Purple cauli is ace! We get it from the market sometimes, I;d be stoked to grow it

Veronica August 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm

You can buy the seeds here: (Which, incidentally is my very favourite website and I spend more time umming and aaahhing between tomato types and different beans than any person actually should).

AND because cauliflowers are pretty tough, you can pop the seedlings pretty much anywhere in a garden and they’ll grow. I start all of my seedlings in small pots inside, but that’s mostly Tassie’s fault.

Barbara August 15, 2011 at 7:05 am

I know that I’d like purple cauliflower and to meet you incredibly gorgeous son.

Barbara August 15, 2011 at 7:06 am

Drat, “your” not “you”. Hit the submit button too quickly.

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