Last week, I took a homegrown salad along to Kerry and Matt’s New Year’s thingy. Matt pointed out that if you take land value in Bantry Bay into account, this might be the most expensive lettuce, leaf for leaf, in the history of mankind. My friend the conservation guru, however, tells me not to sweat it; he reckons there are more than enough people miserable in high-flying careers, and spending their sadly earned gains on overpriced hippie-grown organics. So. Check out the most chi-chi veggie garden I never thought I’d pull together. We dug the beds sometime in October; this is how it looked a couple of weeks back:
Back left bed – peas (with a few lettuces in front); back right bed – tomatoes, basil and peppers; right middle bed – broccoli, marigolds and rocket; front right – gemsquash, zucchini and some radishes; front left bed – beetroot and carrots; left side bed – green beans; middle bed – marigolds between the sweetcorn.
Me looking very proud (in my red roller girl shorts that made my brother hiss and tell me I needed to go shopping for some real clothes).
Oh, and when you farm veggies in Bantry Bay, this is the view from the garden…
(Thanks to Lara for taking the lovely pictures!)