Fresh from the Garden


Been having a read of Annie's blog and all her talk of garden produce made me feel guilty. We have a huge garden here and really don't do anything with it much at all. Len drives his little sit on tractor mower over the lawn, we have a bean row and a courgette plant and tomatoes and cucumbers in the greenhouse. And a plum tree and apple trees. But that's it. In the spring we have daffodils and just the few flowers and plants that have resisted all our neglect over the years. Oh and LOTS of trees and (at this time of the year) funghi!

When we first moved here twenty years ago I was full of vim and vigour and we planted so many vegetables. Lots of salad stuff, potatoes, peas, beetroot, onion, carrot (which always failed miserably due to carrot fly regardless of where we planted them) and even some years chilli, pepper and sweetcorn. I also tried to grow artichokes one year. They fruit in the third year and after the second my very helpful father in law hacked the plants up thinking they were huge thistles!

Anyhow, this is the sum of what we grow in our garden now (plus cucumber). Not the greatest pic as I had inadvertently locked the camera on manual focus (not a good idea with my shaky hands).

5 comments:

Dawn said...

Your vegetables look really tasty nothing like home grown veg.
We have pea pods,carrots,tatties,lettuce, spouts & srping onions so far we have raised vegetable beds.
We just started this year we are onto our second crop of peas.
They were very tasty.
I would like a greenhouse for tomatoes.

Dawn

joanna said...

Suzanne, your garden produce looks absolutely fab; I'm going to have a little veg garden next year - first time out - I'd be delighted to have beans and courgettes that look like those.

kirsty said...

wow - that looks better than flippin sainsburys veg aisle!

Im only good at growing evergreens - I kill anything else!

kirsty said...

wow - that looks better than flippin sainsburys veg aisle!

Im only good at growing evergreens - I kill anything else!

Ann(i)e said...

OOOHH, want me some of that!!
I am now determined to make an honest effort at food growing next year!!