Some of our favourite veg growing pics…
Delicata & striped butternut squash alongside bags of other edible goodies
Our largest sweet potato weighed in at 900g!
The amazing sight of Yard Long beans
Julien models some of our whopping Sarpo Mira spuds.
Here’s Stephen Barstow standing by one of our young Hablitzia plants
Mandy nurturing one of her Hablitzia ‘babies’
Stephen Barstow checks out our newly planted Ulluco crop
Stephen Barstow hiding behind one of our rhubarb plants almost as tall as him
Late summer and the skirrets are in full bloom
Sweet potatoes interplanted with lettuce
Julien tends to a young Hablitzia plant.
Mandy Standing next to one of our tallest Skirret plants
Hablitzia fritters or ‘Habfritzias’!
March 2016 at The Edible Garden Show, Stoneleigh Park and Mandy waves her skirrets in front of an intrigued audience
One of our striking perennial kales
Perennial cabbage and flowering plants
Mandy fearlessly brings in the harvest for the Guild of Oca Breeders – come rain or shine, rain mostly…
Oca, Perennial 9 Star Broccoli and mixed polyculture beds
Late summer and the plants look glorious
Babington’s leeks grow happily between other plants.
Ulluco plants become sprawling and bushy over the summer – you can earth up like potatoes as this can help increase yields.
Some micro Ulluco tubers made into a feast
Lifting purple and yellow Ulluco tubers
Sorted colourful Ulluco tubers from our December 2015 harvest
Julien proudly presents a large purple Ulluco tuber
A number of Skirret root sections taken from a mother plant.
Digging for Purple Ulluco tubers
Beautiful Bounty from our field
Hanging Gardens of Tomatodom
Using all the space above and below
Summer Squashes of all shapes and sizes
Mandy surrounded by Tomatillos, Mexican Fat Babies and Cucamelons
Onions basking in the heat of the polytunnel
8 legged parsnips make great halloween decorations
One of my Findhorn style cabbages
Cabbage as large as my wheelbarrow
Ashburton Food Fest 2014
Large vegetables, small kitchen
Mandy and Julien working in the field
Bumper garlic harvest
Cavolo Nero surrounded by Sweet Peas
Beetroot and flowers nestle together
Our rambling veg patch
Edible flower salad
December market stall
Mr Gnome joins us at the market
Pumpkin pokes out its tongue
Spring beds in the sunshine
Sikkim and Crystal apple cucumbers, heirloom beet and carrots.
Emerald Green and oak lettuce seedlings
Mizuna and Ruby Streaks
bananas in the veg patch
Borage grows freely amongst the vegetables
Edible Day Lillies
Julien’s super landrover
Curtains of peas
Little ponds to attract frogs and toads
Creative vegetable accessories
Bees bathe in the perfume of an artichoke flower
This was supposed to be mini sweetcorn!
Vivid yellow Yacon flower which appear late in the season
Full bloom – vegetables and flowers at the height of summer
Julien having a sneaky tea break in a circle of sweet corn
A Shoal of Squash – stripey butternut and Delicata
Polyculture with all kinds of edibles and flowers growing together
Lots of flowers planted amongst the vegetables
Cavolo Nero and Calendula grow happily side by side
Rambling mix of edible flower and vegetables
A micro cucamelon emerges into the world
The exquisite magenta leaves of Giant Tree Spinach are fabulous in summer salads
Edible flowers and Giant Tree Spinach leaves, beautiful in summer dishes
The beauty of the different greens and purples of winter Kale
The end of the summer and the Dahlias still going strong
One of our 1 year old Taunton Deane kale plants
Main crop potato harvest
Mixed and rambling polyculture area
Skirret offsets with tiny white roots ready for potting up.
A close up shot of these beautiful Colombian Long Red tubers which are long and slightly curved.
Pica de Pulga Ulluco have vivid yellow skins with red/orange patterning.
A bucket full of Ravelo Lisa
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