Kitchen Garden in May


Between the Potager Beds, shown here, and the tunnel, there’s lots of food being harvested, even in these early days of Summer!


Masses of Carrots here in the shelter of the tunnel and thinning them out is such a tasty task, as I get to eat the smaller ones, complete with vitamin B12. Maybe that’s something you didn’t know…but B12 is found in the soil and why red meat has it in abundance, for cows and sheep are herbivores! If we ate more homegrown veggies, lightly rinsed and raw, our B12 intake would be taken care of!

I ran out of Russian Kale seed, (posted it all of to many of you!), but no need to worry, as it’s come up on it’s own accord in the tunnel!


Pumpkins are planted in the Potager here in a bottomless pot, (more room to grow roots!), surrounded by Celery, Lettuce, Beetroot, Beans, Cauliflower, Tomato, and Chard.


Here’s a Leek opening to flower and seed and lots of baby Leeks around too!


Purple Sprouting Broccoli is seeding nicely too, so there’ll be lots on the seed site!


I’ve wrapped some raw wool around the Courgette to protect her from slugs, as well as provide a feed.


Cauliflower and Kale seem happy enough together in this sheltered Potager.


The tasty leaves of the Bronze Fennel are essential in salads! This perennial is growing near the veranda.


Lemon Balm near the back door is another essential salad ingredient.


There’s lots of Thyme in the tunnel, but this one is in a pot by the new veranda…great added to chopped Garlic and fried with mushrooms!


Another quirky pot, with Lavender, lettuce and Leeks!


More Kale…I’ll be on a slug hunt tonight!


Kale, Peas, Beans and Tomatoes…and a tiny Feverfew coming through!

Lots more to plant and sow…but it’s all underway!


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  1. Hi! My name is Kendall and I am new to growing my own food and plants. I have grown up around actual farming, but want to produce more sustainably and organically. This year, my brother and I have been planting in two raised beds so far and things are growing so swiftly! I am really interested in Permaculture and trying to research as much as possible. I recently found your YouTube videos and my oh my your home looks like a dream! It honestly made me think of beautiful old fashioned gowns and fairies. One day I hope to have something that shows that sort of beauty and is functional also. Thank you for posting!

  2. You have a lovely kitchen garden. I’m still in the waiting stage with mine. There are green tomatoes on the vines, and the pepper plants and eggplants are covered in flowers, but not many fruit just yet. I have harvested a handful of blueberries and dewberries. The carrots are still too small, but like you, I’m enjoying the thinning process.

  3. It’s so lovely when you can just walk into your garden and pick fruit and vegetables , I get so excited when I look at the vegetable patch and think that I grew all that from seed. I bought Blackcurrent plants last year so I’m hoping to make wine using your recipe . The photos are beautiful . I hope you , Jack Sammy and Beauty are enjoying the lovely sunshine . Blessings to you all xxxx

  4. Such abundance! If my allotment is half as productive I shall be pleased 😊 I have potatoes, salad leaves and raspberries at home aswell. Blessed and then some!

  5. So lovely, Colette! I’m doing a lot of containers this year, too, as we’re moving to our new location right after Summer Solstice. So grateful to have found gardeners to replace my care on these two yards in Goshen. Thank you for all your inspiration over the years. Can’t wait to buy your book once we get settled. I looked at my mom’s birthday copy, and it’s just beautiful! xxx Laura

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