Thursday, 23 July 2009

Remember this?

It has turned into this:

If you'd like to see what we're growing please click on the photo.

Before the weekend we'd only eaten 1 courgette and a few broad beans and someone said 1 courgette doesn't make a harvest! Well I'm pleased to announce that we've now eaten a beautiful head of broccoli, 1 very tasty rainbow carrot and 4 equally tasty round carrots. The round ones are called parmex I think and are marketed for kids so I couldn't resist ;-) They're beautifully sweet and softer than the rainbow carrot raw so good for salads I think, but cooked the rainbow carrot had stronger flavour. Really delicious! I know it's a small thing but we felt great walking into the garden to get them instead of getting in the car to go to the supermarket. Very convenient!!

As for the bed with the courgettes, this has failed slightly. It was supposed to be the 3 sisters method where the runner beans provide nitrogen for the maize and courgettes, the maize provides a support for the beans to grow up and the courgettes shade the roots of the other plants. The courgettes are doing fantastically well, but I'm afraid the maize hasn't grown fast enough for the beans so I think I will have to start it off sooner next year inside. We're really pleased with the courgettes so not all is lost and the broad beans are doing really well too.


louise said...

What a lovely garden. Your veg beds look so healthy, and a good crop of everything too. I have grown Parmex before with success. Have you ever tried Summer Squash, they are lovely steamed when picked small. x

Lesley said...

No, never tried summer squash. I will put it on the list for next year though, thanks! x

nadia said...

i don't know quite how i managed to miss this post when you posted it, but i just found it now! well done!! your vegetable garden looks lovely and sounds very tasty indeed!!!