The husband, it turns out, not only has a green thumb, but likes to use it. I am not a gardener, but am perfectly happy to reap the rewards of his efforts. This summer, we had so many tomatoes that after we were able to make a vast amount of relish, passata and used tomatoes in every meal for weeks. One of the nicest things about our garden is the year-round herb garden just outside the kitchen door. Even when it is pouring with rain, you can still nip and out and pick a selection:
I was taken with how beautiful these looked when the sun came out:
We have vegetables as well:
And some fruit. Last year, we had about 5 strawberries, but this summer we have had a steady amount.
We also have two bay leaf trees. Tree number one did not appear to have taken and didn’t grown very well for the first couple of years, so we brought in a second. Apparently, the first tree was just lonely, because it has sprouted and grown, as has the new tree:
The family and I love the fresh flavours our herbs add to our meals, and we’re very pleased that there are a couple of gardeners amongst us. Grubbing in the dirt and planting makes for a fun time too, even for those of us who can’t grow things to save our lives!