vegetablepatch Photos & Videos

3 hours ago

Zucchini manual fertilising. My zucchini fertilisation is hit and miss despite having plenty of bees 🐝 so I am manually helping out. Male and female flowers are easy to distinguish and only open a few hours a day. Girl flowers have the baby zucchini on the end. Boy flowers look like ... well ... boy parts. You can’t miss it. Pull yellow flower off boy, pick and fertilise female. Easy to do on the morning rounds. #zucchini #courgette

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3 hours ago

Not long now

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8 hours ago

December - I'm notoriously bad at taking before photos of a project but not this time! I want this one documented. This is THE garden. The one that's all mine and the one that's going to *hopefully* be home to all my veggies next year, providing they don't die on me. I've never had so much space before and to say I'm excited would be an understatement! The first photo is the view from my potting shed. So far there's not much to see apart from the greenhouse and my compost bays. The weird shaped salad bed to the right out of shot. The second photo was taken by the compost bays looking towards the potting shed and the last photo is the view from our bedroom window. You can see the sticks I was using to help me visualise where I want my raised beds and our much hated oil tank. One day I hope we can heat our house a different way but for now we're stuck with it. Next job: raised beds!! 🌱

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9 hours ago

I need help deciding where to put my 240x120 double wooden compost bay on the allotment. See the plethora of stories to see the options (and have an accidental full allotment tour). Option 1. front of plot at public footpath casting a bit of shade 2. Sacrifice rhubarb down the side and banks on the fact the coup is leaving to access it or 3. Cut down the olive tree and put it there (I think best spot now but need to cut down a tree before next weekend). Is cutting down a tree that shades my neighbour, produces nothing edible or scented and needs pruning to keep it off the path wrong? Can I just pile compost on top of stump and it’ll rot? . . . . . . #gardenersofinstagram #gardening #potager #moestuin #greenthumb #gyo #plants #ediblegarden #eatwhatyougrow #dowhatyoulove #myhappyplace #sustainableliving #sustainable #sustainablesprout #organic #organicgrowing #thegoodlife #thesimplelife #allotment #allotmentlife #allotmenteer #allotmenteering #ilovemyallotment #fruitsandveggies #vegetablepatch #gardenchat #getoutside #nodig #compost #gardenersquestiontime

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9 hours ago

Nature gone wild. This was last years veggie patch. I left it as it was as seeds fell from existing leek flowers, zucchini’s, and sweet peas swept in the wind from a nearby plant put down their roots here. Soon there will be leek flowers again and with them bees! The whole purpose for leaving it as it grew. There are not many gardens with flowers nearby so I do my best to provide a safe haven with food and water here for them. . . . . . #overgrown #beehaven #bees #sweetpeas #leek #leekflowers #nature #mothernature #motherearth #selfseeded #veggiepatch #vegetablepatch #homegrown #grow #wild #earth #flowers #floral #scented #pretty #flowersofinstagram #garden #gardenlover #summer #gardeningaustralia #allcreaturesgreatandsmall

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11 hours ago

Winter Vegetables... in the run up to office dinner parties we’re all watching and counting calories. Today we are having a delicious vegetable soup for Brunch as we remind ourselves why it’s so important to eat your veggies this time of year to keep your immune system strong. . . B vitamins are an essential part of your diet because they enable your body to turn the foods you eat into energy. You also need a steady supply of B vitamins to make red blood cells. Healthy supplies of most of the eight B vitamins are present in a variety of vegetables, and adding these vegetables to your diet will help you meet your B-complex vitamin needs, as well as other key nutrients such as potassium and fibre. . . . . #wintervegetables #healthyfood #healthydiet #selfcare #vegetarianlife #vegetables #vegan #skinfood #vegetarian #vegetables #vegetablestock #vegetablegarden #vegetablegardening #vegetablejuice #vegetablepatch #vegetablelover #vegetable #rocosmetiks

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14 hours ago

Our first Brown onions.

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14 hours ago

Earwigs ate my first spaghetti pumpkin plants 🌱 so I jammed some new seeds in and BOOM! 💥 This dude pops up.

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21 hours ago

I’ve never grown runner beans before and WOW how quick growing are these guys! This is a bit of a test really as I’ve put them on a south facing fence and at this time of year with the sun so high I’m hoping they’ll do fine with part sun. (Just remember this is the Southern Hemisphere 😆). To be honest I’m mainly growing them for the beautiful scarlet flowers so beans are a bonus. I cannot wait to see this fence covered 😍 #scarletrunnerbeans #runnerbeans #beans

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23 hours ago

Elegant packets, excellent seeds and elbow grease lead to edible Borage leaves & flowers. Borage is a beautiful herb to grow and a great teaching plant for children. It can be used decoratively, because it makes such a lovely potted plant and produces an abundance of blue flowers. Borage is a very important pollinator plant. In your garden, it will attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial bugs. It will also repel some of the bad bugs. Its leaves are often consumed by adults in salads or beverages, but the flavor is not something for children. Plant 3-4 seeds in a 10-12 inch diameter pot and thin the seedlings when they are 2 inches tall leaving 1-2 plants to grow in the pot. In the garden, make sure there is 8-10 inches between plants and 18 inches between rows. #borage #borageseed #gyo #growyourown #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #vegetables #herbs #vegetablepatch #herbpatch #vegetablegarden #herbgarden ©️Copyright 2018 Harvesting History

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23 hours ago

Elegant packets, excellent seed and elbow grease lead to edible Borage leaves & flowers. Borage is a beautiful herb to grow and a great teaching plant for children. It can be used decoratively, because it makes such a lovely potted plant and produces an abundance of blue flowers. Borage is a very important pollinator plant. In your garden, it will attract butterflies, bees and other beneficial bugs. It will also repel some of the bad bugs. Its leaves are often consumed by adults in salads or beverages, but the flavor is not something for children. Plant 3-4 seeds in a 10-12 inch diameter pot and thin the seedlings when they are 2 inches tall leaving 1-2 plants to grow in the pot. In the garden, make sure there is 8-10 inches between plants and 18 inches between rows. #borage #borageseed #gyo #growyourown #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #vegetables #herbs #vegetablepatch #herbpatch #vegetablegarden #herbgarden ©️Copyright 2018 Harvesting History

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1 day ago

They might have taken over in the garden but they're on their way to being ready!!.. my #cabbages ... #soexcited 😍 !!! . . . . Hello fellow Instagrammers! I enjoy growing,  preparing & cooking food to share eating at home with family & friends. These are meals made with love, cooked by me in my home kitchen. I hope you enjoy my page  and am grateful for your liking and sharing it. I very much welcome your comments and feedback. . Please support me and FOLLOW me @ #_cook_with_love_ THANK YOU - have an awesome day! 😊 #organicfood #growingfood #eatorganic #eatathome #cookveggies #eatingvegetables #cookingfromthegarden #mygarden #hungryforveggies #chefmum #foodporn #gardening #homegardening #vegetablepatch #ilovecooking #foodspotting #growingcabbage #awesomefood #eatwell #eathealthy #biteme

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1 day ago

Wonderful news .. my #eggplant is having babies! #soexcited 😍 !!! . . . Hello fellow Instagrammers! I enjoy growing,  preparing & cooking food to share eating at home with family & friends. These are meals made with love, cooked by me in my home kitchen. I hope you enjoy my page  and am grateful for your liking and sharing it. I very much welcome your comments and feedback. . Please support me and FOLLOW me @ #_cook_with_love_ THANK YOU - have an awesome day! 😊 #organicfood #growingfood #eatorganic #eatathome #cookveggies #eatingvegetables #cookingfromthegarden #yum #homemeal   #hungryforveggies #chefmum #foodporn #salads #breakfast #homegardening #vegetablepatch #ilovecooking #foodspotting #growingeggplant #awesomefood #eatwell #eathealthy #biteme

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1 day ago

First time in weeks that I have managed to spend a full solid hour in the vege garden instead of snatched minutes. Last few sprigs of Dill. I loved it! The chickens adored scratching around near me and a Kookaburra sang in the distance. It was perfect!👍💚🐓🐤 . . #homegrown #chickens #organicgardener #vegetablepatch #fermentation #foodforest #gardenerofinstagram #salads #nature #aussiegardener #growyourownfood #herbs #herbgardenbythesea #organiclife #organicgardenermag #herbsforsale #earth #coastalherbgarden #freshproduce #mypatchofearth #kitchengarden #coastal #edibleflowers #artist #beachlife #supplyforchefs #permaculturedesign #gardeningaustraliamag

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1 day ago

Everyone has that rubbish bit of card somewhere under the fridge with the WiFi password on. Make it beautiful and easily accessible with my new prints! Choose from custom printed with your password or blank to add it in yourself! ⭐️ https://www.meganelizabethdesigns.store/listing/651781802/wifi-password-print-wifi-password

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1 day ago

Captivating packets, choice seeds, charming carrots. Nantes Scarlet carrots do very, very well in containers. They are a blunt-nosed carrot, rather than a tapered-nosed carrot which is probably why they grow so well in containers because they do not become so misshapen. They are also very sweet, and they were one of the very first orange carrots grown by Americans. They were originally developed in France. Plant 12-16 seeds in a 10-12 inch diameter pot and thin the seedlings when they are 2 inches tall leaving 12 plants to grow in the pot. In the garden, make sure there is 2-3 inches between plants and 6 inches between rows. #carrots #nantescarrots #gyo #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #gardening #veggiepatch #vegetablepatch #vegetablegarden ©️Copyright 2018 Harvesting History

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1 day ago

Captivating packets, choice seeds, charming carrots. Nantes Scarlet carrots do very, very well in containers. They are a blunt-nosed carrot, rather than a tapered-nosed carrot which is probably why they grow so well in containers because they do not become so misshapen. They are also very sweet, and they were one of the very first orange carrots grown by Americans. They were originally developed in France. Plant 12-16 seeds in a 10-12 inch diameter pot and thin the seedlings when they are 2 inches tall leaving 12 plants to grow in the pot. In the garden, make sure there is 2-3 inches between plants and 6 inches between rows. #carrots #nantescarrots #gyo #growyourownfood #growwhatyoueat #gardening #veggiepatch #vegetablepatch #vegetablegarden ©️Copyright 2018 Harvesting History

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1 day ago

#buenosdias #goodmorning !!! 🌱 . . Parece mentira el crecimiento que tiene esta pareja #col y #lechuga en apenas tres semanas, teniendo en cuenta las bajas temperaturas. Mostrando así su capacidad de adaptación y su odio a las altas temperaturas 😀😀 . . . #cultivandomiecohuerto #horta #huerta #huerto #allotmentdays #lettuce #sla #alface #organico #organicgardening #eco #autumn #saturday #veggiefood #growyourownfood #vegan #vegetable #vegetablepatch #permaculture #vital #nofilter #vegetariano #coliflor #coles #palhuerto #bio

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1 day ago

I think if swiss chard was a person it would listen to classic disco from the 70's a lot :). What do you think?

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1 day ago

I learn most of my gardening techniques from YouTuber, Google search, bloggers, books that borrowed from libraries and instagramers. This is the first garden book I bought from post office today, it only costed me AUD5, originally the price was AUD19.90.😄 . . . #vegetablepatch #backyard #vegetablegarde #inmygarden #mygarden #greenthumb #selfsufficient #lobotany #growyourown #backyardgardening #vegiepatch #instagarden #urbangardener #homegrown #homegarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbanfarmer #urbanfarming #thehappygardeninglife #backyardgarden #gardeningaustralia #farmtotable #gardenactivist

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1 day ago

Celery so green this year. A really deep rich flavour. Much stronger than store bought. Yum. #celery

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1 day ago

3 days ago I spotted this zucchini in the garden and now it is the size of my forearm 😲 Homemade veggie sausage rolls for dinner with this beauty. Oli has just finished making his first batch of shortbread too 😋 #killerzucchini #whatawhopper #zucchinilife

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1 day ago

Happy Saturday 🙌🏻. The feel of Spring in Summer 🌸☀️. I’m loving bringing these sweetpeas inside to enjoy whilst I can. They’ll be finished soon and they are so beautiful, especially this colour which is such a soft pastel mauve and it has the sweetest scent of any variety I have grown so far. I couldn’t resist this pic as they match my dress so well today 😂 #sweetpeas #bouquet #flowerbouquet

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1 day ago

My kind of skyscrapers

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2 days ago

This might just be a grubby leaf to some - but to me it’s the start of a whole new year of vegetable gardening. This is the first overwintering broad bean to come through, as well as being delicious they provide a lovely sea of green leaves early next year where we’d have brown earth otherwise... #newbeginnings #newyear #broadbean #seedling #newgrowth #vegetable #vegetables #vegetablegarden #vegetablepatch #bean #beans #green #macro #macrogarden #garden #gardening #mygarden #gardener #soil #viciafaba #fabaceae #startingagain #winter #decembergarden #macrophotography #macrophoto #lovemygarden

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2 days ago

Cos lettuce 🥬 starting to grow 😍

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2 days ago

Okay someone google how much a cucumber can grow in a day. I swear I’ve walked past this vine every day and never noticed this guy and then all of a sudden it’s ginormously (definitely a word!) passed its prime?? What the heck? Thanks for the kind congrats on my last post... still a little surreal. This week I also got to talk to the Premier’s Office about the importance of children’s active participation in schools (including in the garden!!) and best yet, they appeared to really get it (you’ll be happy to know I wasn’t in my pjs for that one but I did probably overwhelm them with my over enthusiastic hand movements 🙂😌🤦🏼‍♀️). Anyway, weekend is here and I’m off to Melbourne. Looking forward to catching up with some of my favourite garden people , amongst the work chaos. Happy weekend everyone! 🍃🍷🤸🏻‍♀️❤️ #bangalow #allotmentlife #seedsnow #urbanorganicgardener #organicgarden #growyourownfood #happygardeninglife #homemade #mygarden #gardenactivist #greenthumb #organicgardening #organicfood #homesteading #allotment #urbanfarming #vegetables #eatseasonal #vegetablegarden #growyourown #growfood #inmygarden #gardentotable #eatwhatyougrow #healthylife #veggiegarden #vegetablepatch #gardenersofinstagram #sustainableliving

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2 days ago

It’s a very hot and windy 38 degree here again today so thought I put some water out this morning for any 🐝 that might visit 🤞🏻. I need to entice them into my veggie patch although I think they’ll get blown away 😆 #bees #beneficialinsects

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3 days ago

Nom nom nom

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3 days ago

I picked this whopper this morning, I’m not sure how it ended up being so big, I swear it tripled over night . I’m embarrassed to say, my boys asked what it was . I usually disguise all vegetables as much as possible in their meals . Which is terrible for a gardener like myself to admit but they are the worst veggie eaters. At tleast the veggies get on their plate somehow!!! #squash #mumofboys #eatingclean #eatinseason #growtherainbow

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3 days ago

Good morning. 🌅

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3 days ago

Recharged myself with a walk round Longshaw today. When you own a business or work very hard it can be easy to avoid going outside! But today reminded me how lovely it is to be outdoors, even when the weather isn't the best. Went round the kitchen garden and saw this kale hanging out. Love places that grow their own fruit and veg! The ultimate local produce ❤ = = #dreambakes #doncaster #southyorkshire #locallysourced #eatlocal #kale #vegetablepatch #rechargeyoursoul #recharge #keepgoing #kitchengarden #femaleentrepreneur #growingvegetables #uplifting #uplifted #nationaltrust #nationaltrustyorkshire

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3 days ago

So my summer cabbages are having a second renaissance! After being ravaged by insects when they should have been thriving they managed to have a regrowth and this is their current state 🤗 Not big enough to eat but after almost composting them in September I'm not giving up on them yet. These poor plants have fought for their lives and deserve a second chance! #survivors #miracleshappen 🥒🥦🥕💪 - #allotment #greenfingers #gardening #Hampshire #thegoodlife #polytunnel #organic #produce #veggies #allotmentlove #gardeningtherapy #allotmentuk #ukgardening #gardensuk #ediblegarden #growwhatyoueat #homegrown #vegetablepatch #cabbage #savoycabbage

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3 days ago

After finding 8 “deposits” Fingers crossed (after 3 days success) this is the best £25 spent to stop neighbourhoods cats using the vegetable patch as a giant litter tray!!

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3 days ago

#Repost @cotton_cottage_86 ・・・ There hasn’t been much gardening done this week as it’s dark now not long after I get in from work. Finally managed to get the elephant garlic in today following a long stint in the fridge. I haven’t grown this before and can’t wait to see how it turns out #garlic #elephantgarlic #growinggarlic #raisedbeds #kitchengarden #cottagegarden #growyourfood #growyourown #growyourownfood #growingvegetables #vegpatch #vegetablepatch #gardening #growing #getoutside #everyonecangrowtheirown #girlgardener #organicgrowing #organicgrower

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3 days ago

Swede, Sweet Potato and Bean Goulash – this vegetable stew is the ultimate winter soul-food. It can be served with a variety of accompaniments including bread, wholegrain rice or quinoa. Serve with a side of winter greens. To make 6 portions you will need: 1tbsp light olive oil 2 onions 2 garlic cloves 2 carrots 400g swede 400g sweet potatoes 2tbsp paprika 2tbsp tomato purée 600ml vegetable stock 400g skinned tomatoes (or tinned plum tomatoes) 1 red capsicum 400g beans, frozen or dried and soaked overnight (we used borlotti beans that we had dried from earlier in the year but you could use all sorts of beans such as canellini, butter beans or a mixture of several different types) 2 tsp dried mixed herbs Salt and pepper 1. Preheat the oven to 150°C. Peel (if necessary), and chop all the vegetables according to your preference on the texture of the stew, and set aside. 2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Sauté the onions until soft, then add the garlic, frying for a further 2 minutes. 3. Add the carrots, swede, sweet potatoes and paprika and fry for 5 more minutes. Stir in the tomato purée, vegetable stock, chopped tomatoes, red pepper, beans and herbs and bring to the boil (you may need to transfer to a large pan if your frying pan is not big enough). 4. Season with salt and pepper. 5. Pour the mixture into a large pre-heated casserole dish with a lid, and bake in the oven for 1.5-2 hours. From our new book: The Vegan Cook & Gardener: Growing, Storing and Cooking Delicious Healthy Food all Year Round. The publishers are currently offering 10% off with free delivery (UK): https://shop.permaculture.co.uk

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3 days ago

#buenosdias #goodmorning a tod @s !!! . E aquí un montón de #plantitas de #acelga fruto de las #semillas de la producción anterior 😉😉, seguro que si me hubiera preocupado en germinarlas y cuidarlas no habrían nacido tantas 😂😂😂😂😍 . #cultivandomiecohuerto #seeds #growyourowfood #permaculture #allotmentdays #allotment #grow #plant #vegetablepatch #green #huerta #huerto #healthyfood #organicgardening #ecohuerto #eco #bio #nature #naturelovers #germinar #🌱 #palhuerto #plantofinstagram #veggiefood

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3 days ago

Con got excited and dug up the kipfler potatoes from the little side garden today. Can’t wait to roast these guys up over the weekend.

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3 days ago

I’ve yet again, braved the bees to take a photo of a pretty flower from the garden

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3 days ago

I can’t believe how bright these flowers are! This little bush is called Bee Alive or blazing glory from the aster family 🐝. I picked this up at the nursery to plant amongst my veggies as the bees were loving it, which I guess is due to its high nectar levels and honey scent apparently, so here’s hoping it attracts them into my garden now 👏🏻. #bidens #flowers #bringinthepollinators #aster #blazingglory

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3 days ago

And so another season of growing tomatoes for these guys 😔😔... And to think I moved 5 hours north to see if they wouldn’t follow me. Passata party dreams are oh so far away. . Feedback welcomed.

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3 days ago

Quack quack quack 🦆

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3 days ago

Love being able to go to the garden and pick a variety of different fresh mint when I’m making juice/smoothies, the taste, smell and texture are completely different when you smell and eat something that is truly fresh! This is a mixture of peppermint, spearmint, apple mint and chocolate mint ☺️😍👌🏻🌱 #mint #herbs #medicinalherbs #fresh #homegrown #growyourown #growyourownfood #growyourownherbs #herbgarden #ediblegarden #veggiepatch #vegetablepatch #veggiegarden #vegetablegarden #raisedgardenbed #pottedplants

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