I’ve had a few people ask how our veg patch is doing. Its come a long way since our arrival a year ago but we still have so much to learn. Do you remember how it looked before, if not take a peek here. It was overrun with weeds, bindweed, thistles, nettles, you name it, we had it. But now, we have the fun of picking our own veg, not the weeds and as 6 year old Dax says “lets to go to the shops”. Some things have been more successful than others. We had bolted cabbages and leeks and black broccoli, we planted things too close together, we planted too much of one thing and not enough of another and planted things too late. But the potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and courgettes have been the best veggies and the tomatoes taste so sweet, not bland. We’ve also listened to our neighbours who have lived here all their lives and they don’t bother with cabbages, broccoli or any other greens as they are prone to disease, nor leeks or onions because of the bolting. They focus on beans, potatoes, courgettes, tomatoes, lettuces, melons, carrots, pepper and aubergines. So next year, more veg that does well plus some extras we didn’t try like cucumber, peas and mange-tout . Note to self - don't knock the tomatoes off before they’ve ripened.