Monday, March 31, 2014

The Humble Onion

 Spring has finally made an appearance in the mid-west, well, at least in our little part of the mid-west.  With spring comes the delightful task of deciding on our vege garden.  Now I'm not a great gardener, in fact my attempts at growing veges have proved disastrous.  But still, every year I am determined to product a yield that will fill a freezer and feed 5 families for a year.  

I'm still waiting for that to happen.

It's still a little early to be planting as the ground is still frozen below the surface.  The experts say (whoever they are) that it could be some weeks before the ground thaws enough to till.   So I'm using the time to consider my options for planting.  And of course sketching them.

Onions are always a good one to have but I think I might try for the purple ones.  I love them raw in salads and the purples seem to have a much sweeter flavor.

This sketch was done in watercolor, water soluble pastel, and ink.

What do you put in your vege garden?

Thanks for checking in. xx