What's growing is what I'm eating
The Chicken Girls really want to get into the Kitchen Garden where they would peck holes in tomatoes, dig holes, and eat the baby lettuce. Later in the season after the harvest is in they will be let in to catch bugs. They are also let in to clean the garden of bugs before the Spring planting.
When ripe this pumpkin will first be used to decorate the Cottage's front porch in the fall. Then it will be stored for winter eating.
To the left are ripening elderberries. On the right is one of the bamboo teepees supporting verdant wax beans. Also, a couple onion flowers going to seed.
This is one of three gates that leads into the Kitchen Garden
This handy contraption is non-motorized and is how the Kitchen Garden beds are prepared for planting.
Broad London leeks seed heads form in their second year. Seeds saved will be planted in next year's garden.
Golden Bantam Corn, an heirloom variety
A late-summer day's harvest
Cleaned and bundled, ready to share.
Dames Rocket looks a lot like garden flocks. Perhaps they are related.
Cold-hardy wine grapes grow on one of the Kitchen Garden arbors
Items hang to dry on a warm Spring day.