Now that we have been trying to grow food in the garden for a few months, we have started to get some results.
Here is a picture of the main growing area as of the 19th June 2020:
In this image the crops have been labelled so that you can see what everything is:
Here’s our first crop of potatoes taken from a couple of the potato grow bags which we emptied a couple of days ago..
Here is our first turnip:
..and this is 4 more turnips which we dug up when we were thinning out the turnip plants:
This apple tree we planted a couple of months ago has started to grow a few small apples:
In this picture, you can see our pumpkin plants:
The fruit trees we planted in the front garden are now growing well and have lots of foliage:
Here you can see a couple of cherries on one of the cherry trees:
This a lemon balm plant that was growing in a crack between 2 flags in the front yard which we repotted. I only had a few leaves at first but is now growing well.
This is a pineapple mint plant that we bought last year that has now regrown.
We picked our first crop of gooseberries from 1 of the gooseberry bushes. We didn’t get many but they were good 🙂
These are chive plants which were probably planted by someone who lived at our house before us. We were pleasantly surprised when we found them growing by the pond.
It’s now late July and our first few apples have grown a lot:
We’ve now thinned out our carrot plants and we picked a handful for eating rather than replanting. Here they are:
We did the same thing with the parsnips but there were a couple of them which were just about large enough to be eaten:
A few of the broad bean plants are now doing really well and producing pods as shown in this photograph:
We picked one of the pods to see how many broad beans were in it. There were only 2 beans which were big enough to eat but they tasted really good..
It’s mid August and some of our apples are big enough for picking now:
Here is a picture of our first home-grown courgette:
We have managed to harvest plenty of broad beans now and this picture shows our latest crop:
Here’s another courgette that we collected from the same courgette plant:
It’s late August now and we have picked our first few onions, although we’re leaving the rest in the soil to see if they will grow a bit bigger.
Here are our first 4 onions. They tasted good but were not as spherical as we expected: