It’s been some time since I updated my website and so much has happened in my garden and kitchen.

In the garden I planted Pumpkin, Zucchini, Carrots, Beetroot, Onions, Shallots, Popcorn, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Beans, Strawberries, Watermelons and Tomatoes.


The Verdict, how did I go with my first ever crop?

Cucumbers – Oh my goodness did they do well, we ate, cooked, pickled, relished and froze them there were so many.

Zucchinis – A bumper crop but just enough to eat and make some relish.

Carrots – a few but mostly stunted, tasty though.

Beetroot – One survived.

Popcorn – Great but I left it too late to pick and they were too dry to do anything with.


Strawberries – Yummy looking forward to next year.

Tomatoes – The cherry tomatoes did really well the rest rotted before ripe or were eaten by the pesties.

Pumpkin – I only got one the rest from research didn’t get¬†pollinated and died before getting big enough.

Watermelons – these were yummy, I planted a small variety so each one was able to be eaten in a day by moth, myself and our son.

The rest didn’t germinate or the dog dug them up.


Oh and did I mention that my basil plants are insane, I’ve dried, froze and pesto’d and it still keeps on a comin.

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