Salad Days

Only two things that money can’t buy. That’s true love and home grown tomatoes.

John Denver

In terms of  being a gardener I would say I was in my salad days. I am rather young and inexperienced..just finding my feet. This is our first year growing veg from seed.

With an abundance of sunshine and rain the  garden  is at last bearing fruit and it is exciting. It makes me so happy to look  at the vegetables we have grown from seed.

We have lovely lettuces

lettuce

and we have ravishing radishes

radish

They taste divine and there is something so lovely about just popping outside to pick your tea.

The strawberries are ripening

strawbs

and the raspberry fruit is starting to emerge

rasps

The sweetcorn is growing strong (look how dry the ground is!)

corn

and the pumpkin is begining to bud

pumpkin

The herb garden I showed you a few weeks ago has gone wild and abundant.

The tomato plants are growing steadily too.

It’s going to b e a delicious summer. (If you are wondering what happened to  the carrots and spinach well so am I …hey ho!)Isn’t it all looking rather fabulous!

It makes my heart happy and so wonderful for the children to see how food can be grown in the garden from seed. How’s your garden doing?

 

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Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?

 

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  1. June 14, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Mmm, you have lots of tasty things growing in your garden. I bet you can’t wait for them to all be ready to eat and enjoy! x

  2. June 13, 2014 / 2:46 pm

    Oh wow, you have quite a collection! I wish I’d planted lettuce this year – unfortunately I have way too many tomatoes and strawberries and peppers blossoming to have been able to fit in a few lettuce plants.
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  3. June 12, 2014 / 10:46 pm

    So relating to this Becky – I’ve not grown from seed, just from baby plants, but I love opening the front door and picking lettuce leaves. Kitty picked some peas this week, she hates peas, but loves the ones in the pods we have grown – it’s such a special thing isn’t it – a good feeling? Simple things in life really are the best – here’s to many salads to come *rasies a radish cocktail* *
    thanks for joining in again xx
    *blatantly gin
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  4. June 12, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    Your lettuces are looking lovely. Nothing beats home grown 🙂 The pigeons have developed a taste for our spinach, perhaps they ate yours? I tried to grow carrots the year before last and the slugs gobbled most of the tiny shoots :-/

  5. June 12, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Your lettuces are looking lovely. Nothing beats home grown 🙂 The pigeons have developed a taste for our spinach, perhaps they ate yours? I tried to grow carrots the year before last and the slugs gobbled most of the tiny shoots.

  6. June 12, 2014 / 6:25 pm

    Oohhh delicious summer sounds fun! But can i just say that it also looks like its going to be a very very healthy summer in your house too! Look at those greens and reds! #HDYGG
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  7. June 12, 2014 / 2:58 pm

    It seems to me your veggies are doing pretty well even if you are fairly new to this. We have no runner beans get but most other things are thriving too.
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