|heritage beef (cuore di bue) tomatoes|
|French bean blossom|
|Tuscan kale/cavolo nero|
Watching things grow, with the prospect of eating them later, is the greatest pleasure to be had in the vegetable garden.
Another is making the garden look good. Nature tends towards chaos but we plant in rows, train, pinch out and weed to create a modicum of satisfying order in our vegetable jungles.
|towards the beans and Tuscan kale|
|wayward pumpkins, rhubarb and gooseberry bushes|