What a wonderful summer, the rain falls softly outside, and everything grows in this warm, or almost tropical weather. This is a tiny garden, everything is grown in pots, but loads of runner beans and courgettes. One of the secrets is of course compost which I dig out and fill the pots with, one of the hidden extras of this homemade compost is that the seeds of last year tomatoes and squashes start growing everywhere, the tomatoes are always a surprise, sweet and tasty.
I have always fancied trying Masanobu Fukuoka - The One Straw Revolution in which you grow everything in a field, allowing thing to fall to the ground and the plants reappearing the following year. There is no intervention with herbicides and fertilisers.
|Starting to ripen|
|Small aubergines growing much to LS's delight|
|A new butternut, loads of male flowers, but the female fruits are starting to appear|
|still they come bold and brassy flowers|
|Pretty fennel just loves the raindrops|
|Behind this cutting of a fuchsia, there is a squash seedling growing from the compost the fuchsia sits in|