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Our bountiful harvest!

September 2, 2011
Tomatoes at different stages of ripeness

Hi there!

I’ve been meaning to post an update on the garden for some time now, but never seem to remember to take the camera into the garden with me (and actually I now need to remember to put it straight back in my hospital bag!!) But today I remembered and so I can finally share some of the wonderful things that have grown in our little patch this year.

Our tomatoes are perhaps the most bountiful crop this year. Grown from seed (by my dad) and then left to grow in old plastic boxes filled with compost outside our back door, they have just flourished.

tomatoes at different stages of ripeness growing in the garden

And they are all as sweet and juicy as can be. I often just pick one and eat it before getting anywhere close to using it in an actual recipe… yum!

Then there are the courgettes… we’ve had the glut already but a few remain on the plants

courgettes growing in a home garden

And our runner beans are still going strong, with plenty of flowers to turn into beans yet!

runner bean plants in flower

Our beetroot are small, but still an achievement…

beetroot plants growing in the garden

But nothing compared to the growth of our rhubarb this year (planted only last autumn!)

rhubarb plants

We don’t have a very large garden…

Amanda and Tim's garden - garden fence, plants and grass

And the tomatoes are grown in old plastic boxes…

Tomato plants growing outside a house

But we go get a lovely harvest!

Homegrown vegetables and tomatoes

And we have even made chutney… yum.

Homemade chutney in a jar

I hope you enjoyed seeing the veggies we’ve managed to grow. We are still very new to this whole gardening business, but it is going well. I’ll show you the flowers we’ve been growing next week!

  • Reply
    One Day
    September 3, 2011 at 2:51 am

    Oh I love this! Your post made me super hungry…mmmm…tomatoes!!! I hope you’re doing well, Amanda. Getting SOOO close. πŸ™‚

  • Reply
    September 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    The corgettes look a funny shape πŸ™‚ Better crop this year. Next year you can try other veg now you know the garden is a good one for growing the crop. x

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