As I pull out the last three enormous and beautiful beetroot in the veggie garden I have pause to reflect on our first winter in the Gorgeous Green House. Spring is now upon us and it time to take stock of what has been fairly experimental but also haphazard time in the veggie garden.
The beetroot have obviously been a huge success but I didn’t plant anywhere near enough! Most of the carrots were planted outside the monkey cage as our cheekiest neighbors raid the obviously fruiting things like tomatoes and aubergine. Not so, I came home one day to find 80% dug up and eaten (very messily too). The survivors were transplanted inside the veggie cage. They are very sweet and the funny shapes are very appealing. Know now for next time.
This bright and beautiful collection of organically grown produce is more than just a delicious supper. The process of nurturing tiny seeds into this abundance brings such joy. If you already grow food you know what I’m talking about! If you don’t why not give it a try? Even if you don’t have a garden you could grow some herbs, lettuces or chilies in a pot for a sunny windowsill. I promise you, the potential for getting hooked is quite high.