When first planted compared to now

When first planted compared to now

From humble beginnings, to overgrown madness – over the past month the backyard veggie patch has grown amazingly fast! The patch faces north, and with loads of morning sun it’s turning into a very productive little patch. So far I’ve harvested beans, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchinis and 1 pumpkin (with more on the way!) from the small patch. Tomatoes have also formed and I’m just waiting for them to ripen. I probably have overcrowded things a tad – but all the plants seem to be happy and making the most of it. For example two of the cucumber plants are growing up around the tomatoes for support. I’ve even seen some ladybugs hunting around in there, helping keep pests down so the madness can continue. The plants have also managed to keep themselves contained in the little patch, which is slightly disappointing… although the pumpkins have started to make small moves…

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Pumpkins making their way out of the patch...

Pumpkins making their way out of the patch…

I’ve also included a photo of the cut open Golden Nugget pumpkin from Christmas – it was delicious!

pumpkin cut open

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