Monkey Business BOM – Block #4

Spring is here, albeit a bit reluctantly, and my early veggies are growing nicely. In addition to peas and spinach I also planted corn salad. I found it listed in the West Coast Seeds catalogue and had no idea what it was. I looked it up and it turns out that it is the German “Feldsalat” (literal translation would be “field lettuce”), a cold-hardy salad green that is well-known in Europe and was super popular back in the 90s. None of my Canadian friends knew what it was. I highly recommend it. It is a bit like spinach, has a very mild taste and is harvested and eaten as a rosette of leaves. I am looking forward to a nice salad with a few mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. I have no idea why it is called corn salad, I don’t think it has anything to do with sweet corn. In any case, it is growing nicely already, and if you are looking for a new veggie to try, corn salad is definitely my recommendation.

In Monkey news, this month’s little guy is ready to play tennis. Doesn’t he look like a regular Björn Borg? Ugh, I think that reference is showing my age… I stopped paying attention to tennis after Boris Becker and Steffi Graf retired, so a long time ago, and I have never played myself, but it seemed like a nice activity for our monkey pal. As always, the pattern will be available for free download until the end of the month and move to the pattern store in May when the next block is released. Happy Easter!

PPP-059-03 Monkey Business Block #4

Edit: April has come and gone, and the free download period is over. If you missed the free pattern, April’s block is now available for purchase in the store section

EDIT: Individual blocks and pattern bundles are no longer available but the full pattern can still be found in the pattern store, both in English/Imperial and German/Metric. The finishing instructions are also still available for free download.

CATEGORIES: Block/Pattern of the Month

5 responses to “Monkey Business BOM – Block #4”

  1. KJ says:

    I am in the same general area as you and my radishes are doing pretty well. Super Gourmet Blend lettuce will be planted this weekend. I buy from West Coast Seeds and will add corn salad to my order next year. I planted it years ago and had forgotten about it.

    Your tennis pro monkey is adorable. Thank you for being so generous with your patterns.

  2. Sharon Aurora says:

    Another cute one! Thank you.

  3. Lori Smanski says:

    Oh my goodness, this is adorable. Thank you. I had a friend that taught tennis. She convinced me to play with her. I committed to a month, twice a week with her. LOL I truly felt like a monkey playing this game. LOL But later my daughter picked it up and she looked so graceful and beautiful playing it. LOL must have just been me. My daughter will love this one.

  4. Joyce Carter says:

    This is just adorable. Thank you so much for your generosity.

  5. Susan says:

    Thank you for this sporty monkey!

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