Over the years we've grown pumpkin, butternut squash, courgettes, sweetcorn, mushrooms, broad beans, radish, tomatoes, strawberries, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, brocolli and chillies. I will be digging in my photo archives (no pun intended!) and sharing old photos with you at some stage, but for now, I've got our recent crops from 2012.
|Strawberry starting to fruit!|
This year we have planted strawberries, herbs, tomatoes and chillies. We have had a LOT of rain in the UK this year, and the plants have just about survived. Waiting for the tomatoes and chillies to turn red now!
|Flat Leaf Parsley|
It's always very exciting to see your little seedlings grow into plants and then bear fruit (or veg), and even more exciting when picking it. I love nothing more than the smell of homegrown tomatoes, freshly picked from the vine! One year we had a glut of them, and I made an awesome roasted tomato and garlic sauce, that I then froze and used to make various dishes throughout the year. We won't have quite the same glut this year, but I plan on doing the same with what we have got!
|Tomato Plant Starting To Flower|
|Please Turn Red Soon!|
We bought several varieties of chilli plants from the local garden centre - sadly, we lost most of them during some bad rain we had...and I don't know what the ones that we do have left are! We'll find out when we use them!! They may be habenero...or jalepeno...good thing we can handle the heat!
|Another Chilli To Come?|
|Chilli Surprise! We don't know what variety these all are!|
Do you grow your own fruit and veggies? What do you enjoy about it? I can't wait till all ours ripen!