Sunday, 20 June 2010

First Fruits

I have one and a half pounds of strawberries in the fridge now, and yesterday we had our first baby courgettes, yum!
Nearly the entire vegetable garden is now draped in nets, to protect the raspberries and strawberries against the birds and to protect the raised bed against cat attack grrrr!

Look at the size of the potatoes! They are like little trees LOL. The broad beans are in flower now and the peas too, so I confidently expect more crops to follow in the next few weeks. The tomatoes and chillies are doing pretty well, too.

Even the flowerbed has some colour in it now, although it's a long way from what I want it to look like. I'll be planting some new plants, bulbs and seeds in the autumn.

I've actually taken an afternoon off from gardening and am doing some knitting today

These socks are knitted in beautiful madelinetosh merino sock yarn, which I received in a birthday swap last year, in a colour called logwood. It is a semisolid in shades of lavender, lilac and dark blue, which reminds me of lavender flowers. The pattern is Evelyn Clark's Raindrop Lace Socks. I'm determined to finish the first sock before doing anything else.


suse-the-slow-knitta & Baldyboi said...

wow! you're doing well with your veg!
love the sock too

Auntie Noo said...

oooh it looks lush and tasty!! ;)

Auntie Mabel said...

It looks great - hard to to believe you only started it this year :)

Loulabelle said...

Your garden looks fantastic. Will be wonderful to reap the rewards, looks like you are having lots of fun.

Sharon said...

Oh, I'm so envious of your lovely veg garden - I wish I had a bigger space to grow veg. It all looks lovely :-)

MysteryKnitter said...

Lovely garden!