I’ve been away from the island for the past 3 weeks and in that time the garden has transformed from seedlings to a fully productive food garden. I’m sure some people consider that the barge trip to the island is a pain but on days like today I always find it a treat.
In the time that I’ve been away there has been no watering of the garden and it has been entirely reliant on natural rainfall. Fortunately there have been a couple of days of rain which, together with the warm winter weather, has sent the garden into overdrive.
The Kale below is growing well. I’m not a fan of Kale but it’s made a comeback in popularity due to the fashionable food crowd so I thought I’d put some in. I once had a ridiculous Kale omelette at a hipster cafe which was like trying to eat a broom head. So now that I have Kale I’m sure someone will want it.
Below is a row of garlic which I simply broke up from a few old cloves and stuck in the ground. Within a few weeks they just shot up. There are a couple of varieties here but I can’t recall which ones I planted exactly where. I will find out soon enough when I dig them up.
The vegetables aren’t the only plants that are booming. Tomorrow will be spent weeding.