Kitchen Garden Guides

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Why wouldn’t you want to grow food if….

it looked like this?

I'd love to have glass cloches like theseThere’s no reason why food gardens have to be ugly but many I see are uninviting, regimented and have nowhere to sit with a coffee and watch the birds, the breeze in the leaves, the bees in the flowers or the vegetables growing.

I spent a couple of hours this afternoon pottering about in my vegetable garden, which simply IS my garden. I step out my back door directly into my vegetable and fruit garden. My clothes line swings between a Bramley apple tree an oak tree and the broad beans. I love it.

My food garden is my haven; it is where I go to breathe fresh air, to rid my head of busyness, to feel the sun, to hear the birds and to relax. It is full of nooks and crannies so I can always find a spot to garden or sit in or out of the sun, in or out of the breeze and somewhere open or somewhere enclosed.

I garden in the earth, not in raised boxes. I have a love / hate relationship with some of my soil but I try to work out what is wrong and plant things that can manage the tough spots.

Here are some photos from around the world of Etherland, where I go to garden when it is dark outside in the real world.

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4 comments:

Skippyherron said...

All of them are beautiful! Having somewhere to sit and ponder in the garden is essential. A place to look at what has worked and dream about what to try next! Love those gardens up the mountain!!!! Just amazing!

Kate said...

Yes, I'd love to go and visit the gardens up the mountain. I wonder where they are! Nice of you to come by, Skippyherron.

Farmer Liz said...

yes I love to spend time in my garden. Its probably not so nice to look at as the ones you featured, but its covered in shade cloth, so its a lovely cool space on a hot day, my husband knows to check there if he can't find me :)

africanaussie said...

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is to just sit under the eaves and look out at the veggie garden. I plan, or else just sit and look and enjoy it. My garden is also never as tidy as those photos, but I love it.