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Food glorious Food!

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Gotta dig
Gotta hoe
Gotta build
Gotta sow!

So it’s been cold rainy and miserable for far too long. Trying to keep inspired for the garden is hard. There’s lots of things that need doing and some are getting delayed.

I figure the best thing to do just now is visualise what’s coming.

Gardeners are often accused of rushing forwards in the hope of a better season or a keener crop, a bigger harvest. Having time to stop and reflect is lucky then.

Asparagus is one of my favourites. It starts to appear while the ground is still bare. It looks ludicrous sticking out of the ground and us one veg that non gardens struggle to picture.

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Pumpkin family also makes me laugh. It’s such a huge plant. This one was shark fin melon and I was convinced it would cover the entire plot. The plant seemed to advance by the hour. We had about fifty fruits of a range of sizes.

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That’s a tiny selection!

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There’s delicious meals to come. And in particularly enjoy the odd ones like these purple violetta potatoes!

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9 comments on “Food glorious Food!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    February 10, 2014

    Lovely post many thanks do you have the melons in a greenhouse or outside ?

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  2. Sarah
    February 21, 2014

    Thanks for sharing that snippet of summer 🙂 Are you still eating last year’s stored fruit and veg, or has it all gone?

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    • lizard100
      February 21, 2014

      We’ve managed to still have parsnips, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, Jerusalem artichokes and red cabbage to this point. The carrots were fairly good too. We stored frozen sautéed courgette and French beans after it learned to blanch them and there’s a couple of pumpkins. So we did really well. After a poor start we had one of our best years. How did you get on?

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  3. greenandthrifty
    February 22, 2014

    I adore those potatoes! I’ve never seen them that shade before. How fun. I have my seeds started and am looking forward to watching them grow and sharing that coolness with my kids. Congratulations on such a good year!

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    • lizard100
      February 22, 2014

      They are gorgeous. It’s a shock that they taste like normal potatoes too. What’s your plan for growing this year? Anything unusual?

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      • greenandthrifty
        February 22, 2014

        Well, unusual for us, I’m growing beets. We’ve never tried them. If we don’t like them my husband can take them in to work and give them away. 🙂 everything else is pretty normal but most of it is stuff I’ve never grown. I should try my hand at potatoes, shouldn’t I? We do like them. I think I will.

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      • lizard100
        February 22, 2014

        Potatoes are great. We love beetroot too but it often doesn’t succeed for us.

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      • greenandthrifty
        February 23, 2014

        I found purple potatoes while I was out today! I totally got them. 😀

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      • lizard100
        February 23, 2014

        Wowzars! That’s awesome! You’ll love them!

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