Food, glorious food

… all homegrown…

All photogaphed today (25 July) in (or recently harvested from) our garden and limery. Never let anyone tell you that you need lots of land to grow your own food. Our garden is about 6m ×20m, including the limery, and it’s still not fully utilized!

 

Previous Post
Leave a comment

50 Comments

  1. Fabulous!

    Reply
  2. Laurie Graves

     /  July 25, 2017

    Oh, nice!!! How much land do you have to grow all this food?

    Reply
  3. catstitches

     /  July 25, 2017

    Lovely pictures! Yes, it’s true what you say – you can do a lot with a small area. Our garden is 13*13 m and we have an allotment of only 4*2 m and it’s amazing what we can do in such a small area.

    Reply
    • I think people get put off by only having a small spce, but actually I think it’s a lot less intimidating than having hectares to choose what to do with!

      Reply
      • catstitches

         /  July 25, 2017

        Yes, that’s true. And a lot more managable as well. We have time left for other things besides the garden in summer, while others seem to be a slave of their garden…

        Reply
  4. How satisfying….I hope you’re enjoying eating it too!

    Reply
  5. Not just useful and productive, but beautiful too. I’m wondering if you can freeze bags of grated courgette for the winter, to add to soups and make courgette bread when there’s not a lot of green available. Mr Snail may not be so averse once it’s out of season 🙂

    Reply
    • You can grate and freeze, but it gets a little mushy…okay for breads, but I’m not sure it would b that great (haha) for soups.

      Reply
      • I’d be using it to increase the vegie content of pasta sauce, etc, so a bit of mush would come in quite handy 🙂 Maybe dehydrating would be the go…

        Reply
  6. Amazing! 🙂

    Reply
  7. What a gorgeous array of goodies! I love all the colors. What is Physallis? I’ve never heard of it.

    Reply
  8. AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME!!! I see you have been getting dirty!

    Reply
  9. Most impressive Snail! You are an inspiration to all us tiny landowners 🙂

    Reply
  10. So what’s for tea? it all looks dee licious!

    Reply
  11. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  July 25, 2017

    Very impressive:-)

    Reply
  12. This is super cool and so impressive! I feel you’re going to be able to have your first meal using only your own produce soon (if you haven’t already)

    Reply
  13. Yuuuuum, what a feast! And the colours of some of your fruit and veg are just stunning – I’m looking at you, pyramid chillies and glorious red pepper! Happy cooking! 😀

    Reply
  14. A magnificent array of goodies.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    Reply
  15. Wow amazing, home grown food is definitely the best ✌️

    Reply
  16. My mom used to always say that veggies straight from the garden tasted like a completely new food and I’d have to agree! Great post and pics of all your delicious looking garden greens! Happy harvesting!

    Reply
    • Your mom had it spot on. My dad was an enthusiastic veg gardener for many years until he became too disabled to manage, and so we grew up knowing what good food tasted like.

      Reply
  17. Wonderful! Particularly the red currants which remind me of the ones my mother used to grow when I was a child. 🙂

    Reply
  18. I absolutely loved this post. I, too, am fond of homegrown food and in my 5x5m garden I’ve got courgette, carrots, onion, peas, beans, beetroot, tomatoes, chives and a huge amount of herbs and spices. It isn’t fully utilised either as 3×3 is grass!
    It is amazing what one can do in a small space if you but want to.

    Reply
  1. 10 ways I minimise food waste every week | Life, with Clotted Cream

What do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: