Sunday, 29 May 2011

How does your garden grow?

Last year was the first time I grew my own vegetables and as you would expect, there were some teething problems. My tomatoes got blight, caterpillars got the cabbages, my pumpkin plant got something I later found out to be powdery mildew and don't get me started on the slugs.

So this year, I got organised. I knew what I was going to plant, where I was going to plant it and I readied myself for the inevitable garden pests.
However, there was one pest I did not take in to account. Forget caterpillars, beetles, slugs, snails and greenfly. All of those combined have nothing on the sheer destructive force created by three curious hens. Four great escapes later and the veggie patch is still holding it's own. And I have pictures to prove it.

I found this little guy stuck in the conservatory. I put him on the lavendar and he stayed there for the next three hours.

Sweet peppers

My new favourite spot in the house

Pumpkins and sunflower

Courgettes, sunflowers and the surviving sweet peas

My one remaining gherkin plant


Tomatoes, sunflowers, pumpkins, courgettes, sweet peas...oh my!

The hens watching me tidy up after their mess making..again


Kitchen herbs

And this here is the patch that got the worst of it. The plants died and now it's all bare so I'm going to fill it with salad leaves. We'll see how long they last!

1 comment:

  1. It looks amazing, I can't believe I was there only a few weeks ago.


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