What’s growing in the garden?
Here’s what’s currently growing on our allotment:
- Slug-eaten swedes
- Swiss rainbow chard
- Late and not too optimistic marrows
- The summer’s lettuces run to seed
- Really tall swiss chard
- Cabbages, albeit caterpillar eaten
- Brussel sprouts
- Worryingly autumnal looking privet
- Wild brambles at the end of the garden
Stuff we have had but maybe didn’t mention:
- New potatoes
- Broad beans
- Lots of lettuce and rocket
- Biiig marrow
- A solitary head of broccoli
So whilst some things are a bit ‘odd’ (e.g. the tall cabbages or the too-late marrows) I would say it has been a good year.
I’ve been a bit child-like with some of it – e.g. the caterpillars eating all my cabbages fascinated rather than appalled me. Once the novelty wears off I will no doubt be less tolerant.
Outdoor space is also definitely good for the mind. I find myself going out there to do a two minute job and then getting completely side tracked with nothing in particular just because it’s nice to be wandering around outside. There aren’t many times that I feel as though I have time to savour things but out there I do.