How does my garden grow: Part 4

I haven’t posted about my garden for a while, but if you remember, this is what it used to look like before I put in the boxes.
So, a couple of months ago I did a bit of a revamp.

And with all this rain, it’s all looking most delicious.

My lettuces have been incredible, and with not too much sun, there’s been no fear of bolting. I’ve decided that salad should be eaten in winter as leaves are most definitely at their best.

The French artichokes are preparing to bud. Here you can see them rising up behind the box of celery, spinach and broccoli:

And the broad beans are spectacular – if a bit windswept…

Broads in the back right box (purple carrots taking their time on the left – I have yet to box this bed):

This is the view from the road with my heritage rose still struggling to make its way over the archway.

The herb garden’s looking a bit sad – not enough winter sun, but that creeper growing all along the top is passion fruit (Hello granadilla curd!)

I’m really looking forward to planting my tomato seeds – they were so impressive last year. (You can buy incredible heirloom tomato varieties – and tons of other stuff – online from Living Seeds.)
Happy gardening.


6 Responses to “How does my garden grow: Part 4”

  1. Margi Capelouto August 30, 2012 at 5:13 am #

    Have recently moved to an apartment so am so envious of your marvellous veggie garden – everything looks so good.

  2. Ann September 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    Hi Bern, we spoke at Dylan’s party and I thought it was about time I left a comment. Wow, so impressed with your assortment. We have a vegetable garden for the first time this year and so far I am so happy with the results even though I have never been green fingered. Our radishes and lettuce have been such a nice treat during the winter days and right now the broccoli is shooting up like crazy. I would love your tips on how to get granadilla plants to grow, ours are not happy! And thanks for the Living Seed link, after looking at that I am looking at the lawn thinking I should just plough up the whole thing to make way for the veggies I want.

    • bern September 4, 2012 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Ann. Granadilla can be really fussy. It either loves where you put it or hates it. I have two in my garden a couple of steps away from each other and the one has gone crazy and the other is just about dead. So, not quite sure what to advise. They don’t like too much water and can’t bear wind. And I can definitely recommend digging up some of your lawn – I’ve never looked back! xxB

  3. Brenda Wardall September 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Beautiful and inspiring Bern!

    • bern September 4, 2012 at 9:04 am #

      Thanks Bren. We’re real starting to reap the rewards now. x

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