Sunday, 7 August 2011

Vegetable Garden: Beans, Broccoli, Beetroot ....

Up until this year all of my vegetable growing has taken place on a postage stamp sized patch at the back of the house, which seems to have more pieces of broken pottery and bricks than soil in it.

But this Spring we dug 2 large and one smaller vegetable patches out of the lawn to the side of the house. It has all just started to look like the real thing, despite prolonged soggy and also dry spells:

Onions, Potatoes, Carrots, Spinach and Beetroot

French, Runner and Broad Beans & PS Broccoli (protected from the Cabbage White  butterflies)

So far no disastrous bug or disease attacks, and it's so exciting to be now collecting 3 kinds of beans, plus carrots, beetroot, courgettes etc every day ... and even some very early purple sprouting broccoli - just as well it's not overwintering if we have  a repeat of the last two years' weather.
I love growing root vegetables the most, especially carrots - it always seems extra magical to pull up those gorgeous orange roots from the ground.

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