My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Friday, January 22, 2010

How does your garden grow?



This is making me intensely happy at the moment. I've longed for a proper space to make a vegetable garden in, and now I have one AND it's growing well. In fact, the photo below is the same space just two months ago.


I have potatoes, basil, sweetcorn, rhubarb, courgettes, pumpkins, leeks, carrots, dwarf green bean, sugarsnap peas, capsicums, sunflowers and herbs. I have one bed planted in a compost crop of mustard (amazing how fast that stuff grows!) and I have a big pile of horse manure ageing away to be dug in in autumn.

The earthy smell, the joy of watching something grow - why don't people garden more?

6 comments:

  1. it's looking great! Isn't it brilliant to go into the garden and pick stuff for dinner? I'm definitely hooked.

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  2. Oh, I'm just itching to get a good garden going once we move! My efforts in pots are not quite the same as your magnificent spread...

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  3. Looks fantastic! I sooo know what your saying! Everyone should have a little vegie patch :)

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  4. Oooohh!! Your garden looks lovely. So much space. i'm very jealous!

    :-)

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  5. Jealous, jealous, jealous! Master F just planted carrots in a pot - hmm - wrong time of year, will probably bolt, but they came up in two days!

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  6. Thanks everyone. Of course I didn't photograph the bit that I've yet to dig over ;)

    I used to garden in pots because that was what I had but gardening in a garden is sooo much more satisfying, just much more elbow grease required!

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