How does my garden grow?

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

This is how it began:

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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’

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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:

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

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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.

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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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