Saturday, 3 September 2011

~ The Art of Not Growing vegetables!! ~


Well here we are in September, can't believe how quickly this Summer and I use that word loosely !! has gone.I thought I would tell you about my  experiment this year, a little vegetable patch as I am a total novice at veggie growing ,I mean how hard can it be ?.
So I set about carving out a little space In the garden and prepared it with veggie grow compost and other additives (The stinky kind) and away I went sowing my lovely seeds,I planted broccoli,green beans ,broad beans,beetroot,aubergines, peppers butternut squash and my  pumpkins,I had big Ideas for these pumpkins ,I spend a small fortune on pumpkins to decorate the house at Halloween,so I was feeling rather pleased with myself at this brain wave idea of growing my own.
My lovely hubby finds it amusing that Ive got another obsession ,because that's what happens when I decide I like something I go a bit over the top ha ha he's took to calling me Barbara you know felicity Kendal character in 70'S show The Good Life  which I don't mind at all he keeps saying when are the chickens arriving ? little does he know Ive been looking into the notion of having a few chicky's !!Anyway back to the veggies,I have had a hard lesson I've realised a few weeks down the line that It isn't as easy as I had thought ,I have a war going on in my veggie plot between slugs ,snails,caterpillars and little ole me .I have tried everything to keep the little blighters of my greens but so far Slugs/snails 1 ..Me 0.

And has for the pumpkins and butternut squash ,plenty of flowers but no signs of even a little itty bit one yet at this rate I might have one at Xmas,can you have Xmas pumpkins ??
As and when any vegetables actually decide to make an appearance ,you can bet I'm gunner post about it
Bye for now Barbara (Manda) xx


pumpkin

Beans ,I think


Please grow into a pumpkin...Please!!


This is what it should look like...This photo and the one's underneath are courtesy of the internet 


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<>Tom & Barbara ,The Good Life 
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How fab does this look??


 



My arch enemy's have been at it again ..my poor brocolli!!




My veggy plot




5 comments:

Fading Grace said...

I grew one pumpkin.....6 years ago! and have never managed to grow another one since, not sure where i'm going wrong, but know the earlier you start them the better, green house, or window sill. I was so happy with my pumpkin, it was quite big..... gave it a bed of straw and talked to it, might sound mad but i did love it!..; come harvest time, late sept I think, we had our photo taken together, then we ate him! roasted with some cajun spice Jamie oliver styleee,,,,..... it was great.
Good luck!! mine have come to nothing again this year, don't give up, next year I am well informed will be the year of the Pumpkin!
Love Sophie xx

Gem said...

Ooh this all look divine and def something straight out of the Good Life. Sadly I am told way too often that I look like Margot, Not best pleased if I am honest!
By the way, I have the same cake stand as you (the cream wire one). Those cakes look delish.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Love Gem x x

LissyLou said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - i love the heart you made for your friends wedding - gorgeous xx

Country Rabbit said...

Thank you for following me- as now i have your delightful blog to follow too- WOWZA!! such beauty- love your makes!...look forward to more posts! ;0)x p.s i just love pumpkins!

sweetfleece said...

Laughed myself silly when I read this post...I could sooo relate...I 've got a beautiful bunch of spinach that could literally fit in the palm of your hand....oh dear !

~This so applies to me ~

~This so applies to me ~

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