The Power of Hope!

We’ve all had to find different things to do during #Covid19 to keep our minds active and our spirits positive. With the better weather just around the corner – hopefully – I’m trying my hand at growing some unique veg.

I’ve long admired James Wong – also known as Botonay Geek on Twitter – for his approachable attitude to gardening.

From my early memory of James on tv talking herbs to his regular #lockdown posts on Twitter about how anyone can garden even if they have zero space. He has a great system of growing plants in terrariums too. His innovative outlook and encouragement that ‘anyone’ can have a go – tempted me to buy some unique seeds from his brand:

Not only did the unique shape of these squash appeal to me but so did their seedless feature – no waste when cooking….. mind you – no propagating the seeds for next year either! Hang on – if these are seedless, how did I get this packet of seeds? Mmm sounds a deep thought. Maybe one to send to James’s Twitter page!

Hopefully my little Squash Tromboncino seedling above will grow and grow to the point of harvesting and eating some of this Italian squash with an artichoke flavour at some point this year. But if it doesn’t, the learning process will be worthwhile.

The power of hope is essential in all lives. Even if things don’t go 100% as planned/desired, the learning will be invaluable and another path will present itself.

Check out James @Botanygeek on Twitter for some inspiration. James is also generous answering any questions.

Here’s to hopeful growing to us all.

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