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Salad Days

How I love 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



and we have ravishing radishes


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

The strawberries are ripening


and the raspberry fruit is starting to emerge


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


and the pumpkin is begining to bud


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 be 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?






  1. Ness (@jibberjabberuk)
    June 15, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    Looking good! It’s such a wonderful pleasure isn’t it to be able to count your food miles in footsteps?

  2. 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

  3. Rachel
    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.

  4. Jenna @ TransformingIntoButterflies
    June 13, 2014 / 2:36 pm

    Your garden looks like it is coming on lovely 🙂 And yay strawberries. My strawberrie plants haven’t produced this year. I look forward to seeing how your veggies turn out 🙂

  5. sonya cisco
    June 13, 2014 / 9:18 am

    *comes round yours for dinner* All looks so lovely and fresh, and you cant beat the taste of something you have grown yourself!

  6. Victoria at Southbourne Gardens
    June 12, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    What a wonderful quote. Beautiful photographs, delicious looking crops.

  7. Mammasaurus
    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

  8. Actually Mummy...
    June 12, 2014 / 9:36 pm

    Oh well done! The radishes especially look so lush!

  9. 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 :-/

  10. Gemma
    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.

  11. Jane @ northernmum
    June 12, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    I am impressed, my garden looks like it needs a bloody good mow!

  12. Andrea Vasey
    June 12, 2014 / 8:46 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait until we move and I have space in the garden to start growing our own – it won’t be long hopefully! Yours is looking great.

  13. Carolin
    June 12, 2014 / 8:26 pm

    Your strawberries look great. I can imagine how sweet and juicy they’ll be when you can harvest them. Yum x

  14. June 12, 2014 / 8:17 pm

    Your garden looks perfect to me! So much green 🙂

  15. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    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

  16. June 12, 2014 / 3:16 pm

    I would have to describe myself as still at the packet stage, I use not having a garden as an excuse when I could fill lots of pots with fruit and veg. I really must make more of an effort

  17. Glenda- Dining In
    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.

  18. Amanda
    June 12, 2014 / 2:23 pm

    Oh I love how well your veggies are doing, very inspiring.

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