Through the fence posts: over wintering

A couple of weekends ago I went on a wander past one of my favourite kitchen gardens.  The house is on a corner block and has two side gardens rather than  front and back gardens.  One side-garden has a high fence and they use it for entertaining, the other has a lower fence and is filled with a vegetable garden. I love wandering by at various times of year and seeing what they are growing.  In summer I saw heritage beans with red flowers,  juicy ripe tomatoes and all manner of vegetables.  In previous winters my memory is filled with images of  peas and silver beet.  So I was quite interested to see what their winter garden was producing this year.  And you can imagine my surprise when for the first time in a number of years I turned the corner and saw…

…a very neat but very bare garden.

But it seems the inhabitants haven’t completely abandoned their garden for the winter…

…Mmmm, looks like they’ll be eating  a mighty fine crop of broadbeans!

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2 Responses to Through the fence posts: over wintering

  1. Tes says:

    I like to have kitchen garden. As we live in the city, we have very little space, but I always make sure that we have some basil and chili in the garden year round 🙂

    • Bee says:

      Hi Tes. Yes our little chilli plants are struggling through the cold of winter too and I can’t wait until it’s warm enough here to pop some basil back in the ground. You’re lucky it’s warm enough for year round basil where you live- I’m jealous! 🙂 Bee

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