How does my garden grow?

So here are the work in progress shots of the vegetable patch:

This is how it began:

A patch of garden that was doing absolutely nothing. I’d originally planned to dig up the interfacing and the stones and grass it over, but decided a veggie patch was a better use of the ‘land’

And here it is after 3 hours of back breaking labour and playing with a 2 year old (who got bored of helping very quickly and went to play in her house. So many little stones. I need to rake them out down the side of the play house (still) and tidy up around the bottom of the veggie patch, make the garden look a little bit tidier.

So those photos were taken the start of March and here’s how it looks now:

Baby plants! So clockwise from top right, peas, a patch of ground where the tomatoes are going to go, carrots, mixed lettuce, iceberg lettuce.

Some more peas and some sunflowers. There are random pea plants growing all over the garden where ex-Cheddar helpfully planted them. I think I spotted a couple growing in the front garden too. I’ll be having surprise!peas through the summer.

Here’s the lettuce and some courgette seedlings that are currently sunning themselves in our greenhouse/conservatory. (Yes I know the tomatoes are a bit big to be in such a shallow seed tray unfortunately it keeps being frosty round by us and I don’t want to kill them off. I’m going to re-pot them in a flower trough this weekend so at least they’ll have room to grow.

Not pictured, but also growing:
[x] strawberry plants in a hanging basket. Haha now try and eat our delicious strawberries, little ants!
[x] rhubarb that came from the old house and even the stresses of digging it up (sans most of it’s roots) and having it sit in a tub of water for a couple of weeks didn’t kill it off. It is mighty, our rhubarb
[x] 2 plum trees that came with the house. Hopefully it will be as fruitful this year as last.

I want to go out and buy a blackcurrant and a raspberry bush now that would be trained into a pair of pyramids in a pair of pots for the patio, especially with the amount of money we spend on fruit in Tesco.

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