Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Growing pains

We are successful urban farmers!

While our teeny, tiny vegetable patch has been supplying us with spinach for the last month, it's now producing big, fat heads of broccoli. Wasn't allowed to actually harvest this one until The Child's friend could see it.

There's even a row of broadbeans behind the broccoli, which will be ready to pick any day now too.

Possibly taking things a step too far by throwing seed to one of our resident doves each morning and pretending he's a chicken. Even The Cat thinks he lives here as they ignore each other when they're both on the ground in the garden.

The Cat has never gone after a bird in her life, for anyone concerned about the chicken-dove's welfare. Unless you count one that's golden brown and has just come out of the oven.


  1. Nice broccoli. I'm hoping for one cabbage and perhaps an ear of corn.

  2. Congratulations on the new 'career'. It is going to be a fruitful one if that broccoli is anything to go by.

  3. Good for you! I now have broccoli envy! The only thing growing with any success in my garden at the moment is the weeds. This is likely to remain the case for some time as well as we seem to have a snake in residence - as if I needed any further encouragement not to embrace the great outdoors!

    Happy Wednesday, Stephie x

  4. So good to have nice fresh veggies. Especially from your yard!! :)