Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Veggie Heaven

If you ever get the opportunity to visit the walled vegetable garden at Heligan in Cornwall, don't miss it. A couple of years ago I visited in the Autumn and found a discarded dwarf bean plant on the compost heap. The temptation was too great, so a couple of dried pods found their way up to London. An old purple variety called "Royalty" - very prolific. I have been saving seed this week, hanging up the old plants for the large seed pods to dry.

I made a large batch of ratatouille today. Peppers, courgettes, aubergines and green beans, thyme - cooked together with tomatoes and onions. Veggie Heaven! Posted by Picasa


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