Thursday, June 30, 2011


Before I head of on my holiday I want to share with you a few examples of my home grown veg. Bemoaning the fact I had left a beautiful vegetable garden in the US, and finding myself with no more than a deck, I decided to see if I could do anything with it.

On my main deck, the bigger of the two, I have filled with flowers and planters. I have plants growing up trellis and hanging down from baskets and an abundance of pots and planters. On the rare days of sunshine it is a pleasure to sit out there with a glass of wine and admire what can be done on a small area.

On the smaller deck I decide to plant some veg. Some more successful than others. The asparagus shot, but I was away for a few days and that was when it decided to grow.

However I have harvested some potatoes, strawberries and peppers so far. The courgettes are looking healthy, and tomatoes in full flower. I have a patio plum tree and 2 patio cherry trees, all doing well. I'm not so confident about my blueberry bush but time will tell. Sadly my radishes failed to flourish, don't know why.

My lettuce and herbs are a regular feature in our meals, so all in all I am pleased with the results.

So now as I head off for two weeks I am leaving the watering to a neighbour. She also is growing on her deck, so hopefully will nurture my plants as well as she does her own. Hopefully I'll come come home to some delicious tomatoes and courgettes.

China is my destination so I hope to come back with some good blog stories. In the meantime I will not be posting for a couple of weeks, but look forward to sharing my foodie tales on my return.


Coby said...

Oh Jaqui China! Have a great time, I can't wait to hear:) From what I have seen, gardeners look after other people's gardens at least as well, if not better than their own, so I am sure your gorgeous crop with be in safe hands. You're doing an admirable job with the space to hand. I have a backyard, and not much more than a lemon tree and a few herbs! You sure put me to shame:) 'See' you on your return:D

snowy said...

Wow, I'd love to go to China.
You have a lot of great veg growing in your backyard. We only have a small garden now, so I'm growing lots in containers and growbags this year. Have a great holiday.

Brownieville Girl said...

Bon Voyage.

Wonderful gardening going on there!