Here’s a look back at the different stages of my vegetable garden in 2010. Now there are just a few cabbages, sprouts, and turnips left, along with some sad-looking beets and ratty callaloo.
The pigeons have pretty much destroyed my kale and sprouting broccoli crops, which is particularly painful, because the seeds came from the States and were delivered by a friend, and you can’t buy either vegetable in France.
Bring on summer! It it is time to start again, and plant the first veg of 2011 – broad beans. The sun has been warm for a week, and spring is on its way, so it feels like I don’t have long to wait for summer. I’ve still got a couple of months of bringing logs in to stay warm, but there is an end in sight.
Sunflowers, baby aubergine plants and some happy-looking beetroot
Lots of baby plants; garden still looks quite bare
Peas are ready now
Courgette starting to fruit
Baby cabbages and brussels sprouts
Tomatoes ripening among flowers
Aubergines fruiting madly
Garden looking less bare now
Lush ripe tomatoes
Haul of garden produce
Decent squash harvest
Fantastic cabbage - I'm proud of this one!