Veggie garden Tetris, that’s what!
I warned him that things would grow and spread, so he revised his plans. However, when I saw how closely he still managed to plant the seedlings, I knew this day would come. After all, it was just what I did in my first year of food gardening.
Corn, zuchini and silverbeet, with possibly a few tomato plants under there somewhere.
Like Tetris, the plants are trying to make the most of every available space. The beans are trying to escape over the top of the fence into the neighbour’s yard, where they’ll have room to breathe.
This is the long view. There’s leeks smothered under there, along with celery desperately peeking out. Somehow I’ll have to get in there and see what’s growing well, what needs harvesting and what needs tying up and helping. I’m a bit scared to go in there. There could be anything lurking under that rampant growth. I’m thinking Little Red Riding Hood stuff.
There’s already a fierce beast lurking outside the chicken coop, wanting to get in there and clean up the remnants of the scones I scattered in there this morning.
The trouble with such abundant foliage is that you miss things, like this zuchini. It’s as big as a baby’s torso. It’s right by the gate and I didn’t know it was there. Lord knows what horrors are lurking within. Wish me luck…
But in the garden plot to the left, the raspberries are glowing. Very delicious, too.