Friday, August 12, 2011

Fruit & Veggies

There hasn't been much crafting fo me lately, but I have been keeping busy by growing some fruit and veg. Thankfully there has been a lot more triumphs than failures :)

As we have a tiny garden I thought I would try growing everything in pots and grow bags. Because of this, they are all nicely raised up and stay relatively weed free :)  So far this year I have successfully grown lettuce, tomatoes, courgettes, chilli's, strawberries and a selection of herbs. I can't wait to try the potatoes, turnips, carrots, peas, beans and sweet peppers that are still growing/ripening.
If you have been thinking about growing fruit or veg you really should give it a try. I can't believe how easy it has been! The only failure I have had, has been the raspberries. Maybe I'll have more luck with those next year.

I've also had lots of fun using my fruit and veggies in lots of recipes from Neven's latest book :)

Thanks for stopping by :)


Lea said...

What a great garden! I like the idea of growing things off the ground. I'm not big on maintenece when it comes to gardening so that would probably help!

Deirdre said...

Wow, looks like you have produced lots of yummy veg - well done. Would love to have a veggie patch ... hm, maybe next year! Off to catch up on the rest of your posts to see what you have been up to while I was on hols. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog while I was away - I really appreciate them.