Saturday, September 18, 2010

Bottom Garden

The first garden I simply call the Bottom Garden. It was built using timber retaining materials and gets a lot of shade, so I have to be careful about what I try growing there. It gets the morning sun only but I successfully grew potatoes, sweetcorn and basil there last year over the warmer months. My wife Izumi has a permanent plot of Japanese Myoga Ginger (pictured at the end nearest the bridge). Only the tender new shoots are harvested and are used in Japanese cooking. She also grows a broad leafy vegetable called Burdock which is a root vegetable a bit like parsnip.
I also have a rhubarb plant parmanently growing at the other end which doesn't seem to be doing so well.

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