Monday, 15 August 2011

The Success Stories vs the Un-success stories

Well, August in Harbill's Garden has been something of a rollercoaster ride. For every success, there has been a failure.

Our runner beans and dwarf beans are providing us with veg almost every night.

.. on the other hand, our Chinese Broccoli (or Kailan) has provided someone else with their subsistance. Luckily for them, we have decided that we don't like it very much anyway (it's too bitter).

Can you tell that Harbill have invested in a new camera?

For every red tomato (we have had a mere one), there are eight green tomatoes. And we still have a jar of green tomato chutney left over from last year's unripened tomatoes.

But wait a minute, what is this? Have we actually managed to grow healthy looking carrots?

Ohhhhhhh, no, we actually haven't.

But, we mustn't grumble, our average daily crop often looks like this:


  1. Our attempts at growing broccoli were also a disaster - looked good, but when washed and cooked the millions of caterpillars floating around put us off!! In fact that seemed to spell the end of serious veggie growing for us.

  2. Oh but you should persevere! We are hoping to read Barjim's Garden blog next year...

  3. I hope you won't be too disappointed....
    We should be very busy advising a friend what to do in his garden.
    We are much better at "advising" rather than "doing" now!