Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Garden Update + Our Artichokes
It's a fantastic feeling when you pick that first ripe tomato or courgette etc. All the sunshine we had a few weeks ago has done wonders for the garden, and here are a few things we are picking now.
The first sweet baby tomato
Herbs including rosemary and sage
Mirabelles ready to drop
Ready for cooking
I've saved the best until last - artichokes!
For many years, the only vegetable that my youngest son would eat was the artichoke, so my husband decided to grow some from seed. These have been patiently growing for 3 years now and we have at last been rewarded with a bumper crop of beauties.
About three years ago, when he was 12, the son went on a school trip to the French Alps. While his friends were shopping for trinkets and novelties (and mainly chocolate!) to bring back home, he found a vegetable stall in the market selling artichokes. He proudly came home with two huge ones.
Hope he still likes them!
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