As a vegatarian you'd think I'd grow all my own vegetables. Not so. I get so involved in my huge flower garden and then dash off to the greengrocer to buy my vegetables!
However, a year ago Emily asked if, together we could plant a small patch behind the windy drier / clothes line. We did and managed to reap pumpkins, spinach, tomatoes, beans, green (sweet) peppers and a variety of herbs. Last season I cut the eyes off my bought potatoes, dried and planted them. This year, we've enjoyed a quite a few crops of new potatoes. Nothing like a potato, freshly dug up with soil still clinging it.
This pumpkin, wreathed in cherry tomatoes, is actually growing where it should, in the vegetable garden
This tomato vine is growing in a herbaceous border amongst the aloes and other succulents
The pumpkin above is growing under a sweet thorn tree (Acacia karoo) amongst the day lilies (Hemerocallis spp)
This pumpkin, which we had for dinner last week, was delicious
Parsley growing in my herbaceous border amongst the indigenous daisies (Osteospermum spp)