Just strawberries and blackberries for fruit but the veg is plentiful. I can feed the two of us modestly every day at the moment with the veg we’re growing. If I plant a similar variety next year it will be plentiful and I’ll be able to do some preserving too.
We’ve planted lots of different things to gauge what grows well where and understand the light, shade, and soil of our garden. A soil test revealed fairly acidic soil at 5.5 so I’ll be adding lime, as well as manure, come the autumn. We keep the knotweed down and continue to reduce in order to claim back our garden.
I’ve not planted in strict rows. I’ve gone for a bit of wild permaculture and let the vegetables do their thing. I’ve planted chard in chard (funny joke (we live in Chard) the salad card is bitter, but the insects either love or hate it, any way they stay away).
I’ve planted early and late to see what fares well. As the weather changes so much I think we have to be adaptable. I’m not going mad with weeding just allowing the plants to do their thing and shade out the weeds.
I’m interested in the art of preserving and fermentation but fear that we may be able to start our personal wind farm if the veg growing becomes too bountiful. Not in too much danger of that this year. I suspect it will be the usual green tomato chutney this autumn as I have no greenhouse at the moment to get tomatoes started early.
Here are a few pics to see the progress: