Portelas – 20180413 – Farm of the Poppy

Whilst taking Gonçalo out for his morning stroll in our garden, I noticed we have our first poppy since we arrived at the Farm of the Poppy.

This is quite an odd coincidence. Gonçalo was born on 31 Dec 2017. That is the very same day we planted our vegetable patch. It was never meant to be anything but a memory for our 7 year-old grandson, who did the actual planting. He had a vegetable plot for his first festive season here in the Farm of the Poppy.

As expected, nothing we sowed has grown. What we have is a fine crop of weeds, many of which are tiny, pretty flowers, but not what we planted. And a poppy.

After a few days of quite heavy rain, I was quite pleased to get Gonçalo out for a walk in the sunshine.

I am trying to cultivate poppies in a medium size pot, and they are doing reasonably well, as far as I can tell. Although they are some months off before blooming.

It seems poppies prefer rough terrain, and the weed patch appears to work wonderfully.

Whatever, we now have our very first poppy.


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