Courgettes. I’m growing a yellow crookneck variety, an orange patty pan variety and a baby blue round variety.
Beetroot. I cheated and bought plug plants as I was too late to grow from seed.
Carrots. This is the first year I’ve grown carrots and parsnips. I’ve got all sorts of colours of carrot to come up, hopefully anyway.
Apples. The tree has been in the garden for years but this is the first year we’ve had proper fruit.
Tomatoes. I’ve got 7 different varieties this year; yellow, red, plum and beef. I always buy the plants when they’re young as I’ve not had much success growing from seed. Nothing like a fresh tomato.
Purple dwarf beans. I think these are purple beans…or poison ivy. Only time will tell.
Broad beans. My favourite thing to grow in the garden. Complete success every time.
Every flower turns into a magnificent bean that a supermarket broad bean can never live up to.
This little chap likes hanging round my vegetable patch. Shame he doesn’t eat blackfly.
This all started by throwing a few broad beans and courgette seeds in the ground last year. I like to grow things that I can’t get hold of, it makes cooking with them more interesting. Even without a garden at University I still grew salad and chillies on the windowsill. My vegetable patch makes me so proud and every plant I grow amazes me.
All That I’m Eating