Monday, 19 July 2010

A short post about the veg plot

Down at the bottom of the garden, among the birds and the bees...

...there's a lot of dried out peas, because the silly temperatures whilst we were away killed them! Nevermind, I shall save them for seeds for next year.
The garden did go a bit bananas whilst we were on holiday and I'm sure it was twice the size when we came back. I love growing my own veg, not because I revel in escaping into my 'Good Life' life, although that is part of it, more I find growing veg wonderfully aesthetically pleasing. A lawn is so boring by comparison. We pulled up a few of the carrots, a turnip and picked a courgette which I gently cooked in some butter for a couple of minutes. Beautifully sweet and tender, it tasted like summer on a plate.
Anyway, the garden was so beautiful in the afternoon sunshine I had to take some photos and share them. I'm mulling over the idea of doing some baking today. I really shouldn't because I'm trying to lose weight, but I've got some gooseberries in the fridge that really are crying out to be baked.

Scarlet flowers on the runner beans

The veg plot in all its glory.

Courgette flowers curled up in the shade of their own leaves.


Squ1rr3l said...

Your vegetable garden is amazing! I only have a few herbs on my windowsil (I don't have a garden though). The courgette looks lovely, makes me want to go buy one now. Do you grow any fruit as well?

Peachy Tarts said...

Thank you! I have got some fruit this year- strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Nothing abundant as that photo shows all of the garden pretty much and I've run out of room. I really need more land.

Linda said...

I love your pictures!Your vegetables look delicious. I just found your blog and have signed up to follow it. I will be checking it often.

Pam said...

That's a great looking garden for sure! There's nothing like fresh veggies straight from the garden! I'm new here and will enjoy following! Great blog!

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