How does my garden grow…? Part 3

Tall Paul and I bravely rented our house out for 3 weeks over the festive season. And survived. And although my vegetables were looking rather thirsty, they managed to survive it too.
I can’t believe how it’s all come along since I first began 7 months ago. (Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2).
I was very excited to see these happy heirloom tomatoes growing on the vines:

And couldn’t believe my little brown eyes when I saw how tall the Jerusalem artichoke plants had gotten (that’s them in the background behind the wigwam) – and they haven’t even started to show their beautiful sunflower-like blooms yet.

And finally I got to see my very own Turks Turban (heirloom) pumpkins, which really do look very much like Aladdin’s hat:

This pic here is a French or Globe artichoke which has been left to flower. It looks totally psychedelic (I promise I haven’t touched this on Photoshop!):

Another thing I was really surprised about is that my black kale (you may know it as cavolo nero) was still thriving – I thought that it was very much a winter crop … but it just keeps on giving.

It’s all been a lot of fun, I have to say. x

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3 Responses to “How does my garden grow…? Part 3”

  1. Vicki January 12, 2012 at 5:20 am #

    wow Bern, your garden looks amazing! Hands up for a flowering Jerusalem artichoke plse. V x

  2. Betty Bake January 12, 2012 at 11:57 am #

    wow – you are doing so well! Well done Bern

    brilliant indeed

    Betty Bake x

    • bern January 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

      Thanks Betty Bake. Would love to show it to you sometime if you ever in my neck of the woods. B

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