Thursday, 24 April 2014

The Edible Garden

Sun comes up!

Some old planter boxes under the oak tree

Leek flower, such a pretty shade of pink!

The old watering can has been here many a year.

 A bumblebee on a courgette flower

Courgette flowers.



Some of the hens enjoy some fresh silver beet

Red Beet

Red beet, cooked to start beetroot chutney

Leaves on the bay tree

“The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things, of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings".

Pumpkin flower.

Marigolds  border a tomato patch.

Bean flowers.

New potatoes.

Fresh tomatoes in the morning sun.

Tomato flowers

A self sown sunflower.  Dad is about 5 feet 9 inches tall.  The sunflower is a lot taller!

Three more cauliflowers to be blanched and frozen. There were over forty this year.  It was a lot of blanching and freezing when most of them were pretty big!

The honeybees love the leek flowers and I love the honeybees.

Broccoli flowers

More cucumber pickles coming up!

Potato flowers.

Potato flowers.

Sunflower seeds.

Beans hanging on a fence

A sweet honeybee on a leek flower


Mmmmm, fresh strawberries.

Bridie the Collie peers across the rhubarb.

And speaking of rhubarb, it's delicious!


Dandelions and their flowers abound.

Great balls of leek flowers!

An apple cucumber growing up a trellis

 The Meeting Place.


  The bumblebees love the sunflowers.

The Good Earth

Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves, we shall come rejoicing bringing in the sheaves......

Dad poses at the end of the block of sweetcorn.

The giant sunflower's head hangs heavy in late Summer

A cucumber flower

Self sown potatoes and squash grow wild in a compost heap

A view along the main potato patch.  Some broad beans have grown tall and straggly down the end.

A self sown pumpkin starts to run away.


Broad beans, so prolific and so good to eat young and sliced like green beans or podded when they are large enough.    They freeze very well too.

 And it's so easy to keep the seed for next time.

1 comment:

  1. I love everything about this post! The leek flowers are a gorgeous shade of pink - who knew?!? Love the photos of your dad, too. Thanks for sharing!