It’s been a good year so far on the Hillside for our potager. The plot near the orchard which we had ploughed up by the local farmer last year looked intimidatingly large at first, more suitable for feeding a couple of rugby teams than our tiny household, but as Mr H has worked his green-fingered magic on various plants and seedlings since the springtime, it now looks more sensible and has already produced wonderful crops of new potatoes, onions, green beans, courgettes, salads, chillies and garlic.
We tried an experiment with the garlic, to see if cloves from ordinary shop bought bulbs could produce more decent bulbs to eat (at the same time planting proper seed garlic). Although the resulting crop from the shop garlic was far too small to bother eating, the flower heads on these plants are amazing, not in fact flowers at all but masses of miniature, rose-coloured bulbs which I’ve decided I will harvest and then replant to see what happens.
Inevitably I couldn’t resist taking a few photos of them before they return once more to the soil…….
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