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Plotting some vegetable treats!


Last week I wrote about Gardeners optimism. That special sense of hope that keeps you going as you plan through the winter months.

Now the waiting is almost over, here are some of the highlights that are starting to get my hope up.

The courgette has a tiny weeny yellow spike that started me off. It’s a yellow species. So I’m hoping that’s not a dodgy fruit starting.


It may be small but courgettes are prolific and fast growing so we won’t be waiting long! The other type we’ve grown is a globe shaped variety which also has it’s initial fruit.

Then there’s the delectable blue berry patch. It’s bursting with enthusiasm!


Of course another sweet treat is close to biting point.


And I learned from Bob Flowerdew’s book that eating partially ripe strawberries from your own garden is worth a try as they are sweet enough if you can’t wait.

The apple buds are swelling beautifully too. Each day they grow larger and I’m keeping the caterpillars at bay. While the one plum tree has quadrupled her potential harvest, though it’s early days yet.


Oh, and I promised a photo of the dreaded spreading prolific Jerusalem artichokes which are taking over as usual!




16 comments on “Plotting some vegetable treats!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    May 29, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome post Liz thank you for sharing have a Blesses day


  2. silverbells2012
    May 29, 2014

    Could we have a photo of the blueberries? I would be interested to see if your bushes look anything like mine….

    I see what you mean about the artichokes!!!

    It’s great, anyway, when you start to see things flourishing. I’m just wondering if I can start to dig up some of my garlic – not that I need to as I’ve got quite a bit from last year 🙂


    • lizard100
      May 29, 2014

      My garlic hasn’t gone into cloves. I blame the lack of frost. I’ve added a blueberry pic. I thought I’d put one in rather than two strawberries strangely enough. Thanks for asking!


      • silverbells2012
        May 29, 2014

        Thanks for adding the pic of the blueberries. Hopefully my plant will begin to look like yours soon – at least I know what I should be looking for!
        Shame your garlic hadn’t matured properly. After this warm winter, I wonder if I’ll get any cloves – all the more curious to dig some up to see now 😉


      • lizard100
        May 29, 2014

        Our blueberries really started to thrive when we gave them mulch of leaves and special rhododendron soil.


      • lizard100
        June 1, 2014

        It’s a really curious thing when they’re ready.


    • lizard100
      June 2, 2014

      We’ve been away for a week and they’re spread prolifically again.


  3. MistressCinder
    May 29, 2014

    My friend and I were talking yesterday about the connection between people who like to garden & grow things and people who like to cook. They just seem to go together. Also, to really cook you need to be willing to try different ingredients, mix them together and see what happens. It is the same with gardening. You put plants in the ground that you think will grow. Sometimes, they grow as planned and other times they don’t. With both, it is the creating and experimenting that is half the fun. What do you think??


    • lizard100
      May 29, 2014

      I completely agree. It’s the adventurous element.


  4. Rambling Woods
    May 31, 2014

    We have wild strawberries growing here…but everyone sprays their lawns and I am afraid of overspray


    • lizard100
      June 1, 2014

      It’s such a shame that some green plants are classed as ‘more acceptable’ than others. Particularly when it’s only grass.


  5. psychologistmimi
    July 5, 2014

    how cool!


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