AN AFTERNOON OF GARDENING
This year I spent the day a little differently. Initially the plan involved a picnic in the Phoenix park, but instead I found myself digging up old potatoes and onions in the Pearse College Allotments in Crumlin.
I’ve no idea what vegetables are planned for the plots we dug up, but given the trojan amount of work that went into uprooting all the weeds, I’m expecting only the finest of results. I’ve even sacrificed my beloved boots for the cause, although in fairness, they were on the way out for a while now.
The allotments were a surprisingly great way to spend today and even though I didn’t get my romantic walk around the Phoenix Park, I have zero regrets. There were such interesting people out working on their plots and I got the opportunity to walk around the place and see how the other gardeners used old recycled materials to make the most wonderful of vegetable patches. It reminded me of a very toned down, stripped away Bloom Festival, minus the frills and exceptionally crafted gardens. Basically all that was similar were the presence of seeds, soil and people with a passion for both.