My Summer Garden

Last year we’d had it. No more summer garden. February came around, and 5 green tomatoes held steadfast to the plant. That was all that had grown, no blush developed.

We were determined to give it one last go, with the help of Grow Just One Thing, we nurtured our tomatoes from seed. Finally planting 17 strong seedlings. We nestled some basil in around them, a wonderful companion in growth and taste.

I decided to do something a little different for my garden share this month, a video, a medium I’m loving more and more, with spoken word. A poem of such. It’s honestly something I’m terrified to share but nothing wonderful happens in our comfort zones.


  • Zucchini
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Herbs – basil, rosemary, sage, rogue coriander, chives
  • Lettuce
  • We’re just waiting on corn
  • Eggs of course


  • Fennel – into seed trays
  • Cauliflower – into seed trays
  • Broccoli – into seed trays
  • Beetroot straight into the garden
  • Parsley

To Do

  • Continous watering
  • Keep thinking of winter
  • Preserve any excess

Another fun thing I’ve started doing, inspired by Grown and Gathered*, is to keep a journal of what’s growing, what’s happening, what’s being planted, what the rain is doing etc. Every couple of days I note down anything of any significance, and hope it’ll help me in the garden in the future.

Garden Share Collective

A monthly link-up for those passionate about growing food at home. Hosted by Kate from Rosehips & Rhubarb and Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy.  To find out more click here.

7 thoughts on “My Summer Garden

  1. Wow Clare! What an amazing poem and narrative you have created, I adore it. Well done for sticking with it. I am so pleased to hear my book Grow Just One Thing helped you. Your garden looks wonderful. Enjoy your harvests

  2. Beautiful poetry inspired by nature’s bounty. Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy brought me here, via Facebook link. 🙂

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