I am grateful we have our own source of bamboo, we use it to make stakes for our tomato plants and teepee’s for beans etc… and it is economical and grows so fast too.
We picked some radishes and potatoes today, they are small but so full of flavour and the potatoes are so creamy.
We have companion planted Marigolds with our leeks and other vegetables, besides keeping insects at bay they are really nourishing for the soil as well. Once your Marigold flowers are finished you can either dry them and scatter the seeds throughout your veggie beds or use the flowers as a natural dye. I dye up merino wool with the flowers and it produces a lovely golden colour. Here is a post from a few years ago showing the wonderful colour from Marigold flowers. A beautiful book for companion planting is ‘Companion Planting’ by Margaret Roberts. This is truly an amazing book, I love all of Margaret’s books. I have also found a wonderful local company that sells heirloom vegetable seeds, it is called Living Seeds, there are beautiful varieties available.
This is the window box outside from our kitchen door. For mother’s day I was gifted with these lovely herbs that you see planted here, coriander, Echinacea, Curry plant, Tatsoi (for our green juices) and parsley. As you can see Charlie just blends in beautifully:)
Erin washed our fresh veggies in preparation for supper…
Have a lovely day everyone:) and thank you for visiting here xo