The hard work is really paying off

A little walk around the garden this morning really showed how all the hard work we have put in has started to pay off.

It helps of course that it’s a sunny day and of course things always look great in the sunshine.

When we first planted our seeds back in March, I really and truly didn’t believe we would actually get any veggies out of it. I’d only ever tried tomatoes before and I got lots of flowers and only a handful of tomatoes which never ripened, so why should this be any different?

Well I can’t explain why but it just is. Looking around the garden today I am genuinely amazed.

We have potato plants which are almost as tall as I am. Which ok is not very tall but still. We have already got to the point of too many courgettes to eat and have started giving them away. We have radishes taking over the third bed, all different colours. There are carrots and beetroot which will be ready in a few weeks and most impressively… there are about nine pumpkins.


I am excited about the pumpkins as I have been told either I wouldn’t be able to grow any or I would only get a couple.

They are obviously small yet, but how pretty. We have just the recipe for these once they are ready.


IMAG0824-150x150The three raised beds we built are looking lush and green and I can wait till the carrots and beetroot are ready to eat. They are small just now, but the couple I taste tested were gorgeous.



The big thing today though was the potatoes. I never knew how pretty the flowers on potato plants were. They are little bursts of purple and really are a treat.


We’ll definitely update the blog once the beetroot and carrots are bigger but tonight I’m going to put the radishes to use.

Wish me luck.


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We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies and cooking.

About Us


We are Kate and Eli and we love gardening, growing veggies and cooking.