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our garden – a list

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Our garden isn’t big, but it’s already full of things. Over at the PPK forums there was a thread about what people were growing in the garden this year and it got me thinking about what exactly we have in our garden. Here’s what I posted over there. You can check out my gardening set on flickr here.

We have:

  • Tomatoes – 6 different kinds (yellow, a small bush tomato, a type called ailsa craig, a black tomato, cocktail tomatoes and an unnamed ‘normal’ type)
  • Pumpkin – Mars and Crown Prince
  • Yellow courgette
  • Peas – marrow fat and normal
  • French beans
  • Runner beans, 2 types
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Swiss chard, rainbow colours
  • Carrots, mixed colours
  • Spinach
  • Beetroot
  • Cucumbers – growing up a trellis
  • Rocket/aragula
  • Lettuce (3 types + asian mixed lettuces)
  • Potatoes – planted in a container, probably just enough for one meal or two
  • Eggplant – one plant
  • Rhubarb – 3 plants
  • Raspberries – one cane
  • Strawberries – huge ones called maxim and no-name ones
  • Wild strawberries
  • Physalis – one plant
  • mint – apple mint, morrocan tea mint, pepper mint and normal mint
  • basil – thai, purple and normal green
  • dill
  • parsley
  • spring onions
  • thyme – normal and lemon thyme
  • sage – normal and pineapple
  • lemon verbena
  • rosemary
  • marjoram
  • oregano
  • chives

and the most awesomest thing ever, a cherry tree!

We’re also growing flowers, like poppies and a mix of summer flowers from seed (for cutting and putting in vases). I have a small maple tree in a pot that I dug up from outside. It’s only about a foot tall.

and I think that’s it.

It’s our very first garden and it’s amazing so far. Some things have died on us, like the chilli pepper and the bell peppers. No luck there, I might buy a few plants of those. We’re growing a lot of stuff in containers and pallets (making raised beds). We have many big pots and a small greenhouse.

I’m loving it and I’m already looking forward to moving to a house in the future.


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