Probably the best decision I've made, in relation to growing veges and herbs, is to have the herbs, and some of the leafy greens, growing near our back door. That way when I'm preparing a meal, they are quick and easy to harvest. It means that we eat more of these things, because sometimes I can't be bothered going out to the garden, but it is little effort at all to walk to the back door.
This wine barrel contains celery, thyme, flowers and spinach.
This wine barrel contains parsley, rocket, spinach and spring onions.
I have also put some herbs in pots near the back door.
Some vege seedlings...
Spring onions and leafy greens
Kale, that really needs to be planted in to the garden
Out in the garden things are in the early stages....
One of my husband's row of potatoes. His ancestors are from Ireland, he loves his potatoes.
More celery and calendula.
I was really excited yesterday morning to see an artichoke on each bush.
Our first tomato for the season.
One of the tomato plants.
One of my dreams is to have a year round supply of vegetables growing. In years past we have done a massive plant up in spring and then during summer we get sick of all the watering and weeding. This spring my motto is 'smaller is better'. I'm hoping it will do the trick and we won't be sick of it all come autumn.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Do you have anything growing at the moment?