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Vegetable Trough Challenge Week 6 & #HDYGG

Well hello there!

I’ve been having a seriously shite month and have been a bit slack with the garden/veggie trough updates the past few weeks so I thought I’d take a quickly couple of snaps just to show your the progress. The vegetable trough contents in particular are looking pretty darn awesome!

Below you can see how my onions, perpetual spinach and carrots are coming along AND…

*toots vegetable horn*

We pulled our first crop of radishes! They are flippin’ massive and are the freshest, most peppery radishes I’ve ever tasted. Completely gorgeous!

I still need to work out a way of keeping a running total so we can see the value of the veg tot up as it’s ready, but I estimate we pulled about 40p worth of these peppery pink beauties!

So that’s only another £83.99 to make back from my original calculations until we break even… I best get another row of radish on the go then!

radish, carrots, spinach and onionsAnd just because I wouldn’t want to miss the opportunity to flaunt a bit of flower at you for #HDYGG, this is from our brand new blueberry bush. We already have one but decided on a second so they can help each other pollinate (do I have that right?). I think we can all agree that it has some very sexy flowers 😉

blueberry blossom

I’ll be back next week with a fuller update when life is hopefully a little less crap!

For now I’m off to hop about everyone else’s posts so I can cheer myself up with pretty flowers!

You can find my first two trough posts here and here.

Mammasaurus and How Does Your Garden Grow?
Kelly is a twenty-something lover of all things nerdy. Cocktails and lie ins are her favorite things, neither of which she can enjoy since becoming a mum for the first time. She writes about everything she loves and loathes (with a little indifference thrown in for good measure!) She also blogs over on the BabyCentre about life as a new mum.


  1. Mary Keynko

    May 1, 2014 - 5:28 pm

    Love home grown radishes! Never mind the cash – think of the lack of food miles! I mean your positively saving the planet single handed!

  2. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)

    May 1, 2014 - 5:35 pm

    Hopefully next week would be better for you. When I feel crappy I just go out really and take photos of flowers when i feel wee better but its just me =P

    Love your garden. Its a dream of me to plants things and harvest and eat it! #HDYGG

  3. Mammasaurus

    May 1, 2014 - 8:33 pm

    Ooo homegrown radishes! Have you munched a radish sarnie yet – they are awesome-sauce. Here’s hoping life is nicer this week and that you are taking care of yourself *strokes your veg growing noggin*

    PS. The trough looks damn fine!

  4. Katie

    May 1, 2014 - 10:22 pm

    What a tidy trough! Have you had many blueberries from your first plant? I love blueberries! Hope your week gets better!

  5. emma

    May 1, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Gosh, I’m not surprised you got your ‘vegetable horn’ out for a toot – those radishes do look awesome!
    Emma 🙂

  6. Charly Dove

    May 2, 2014 - 12:05 am

    Your trough is looking mighty fine – what a crop! Super exciting you’ve had some radishes too, we really must get cracking with a veggie salady type garden. No idea even if it’s too late! Love the pretty bush too 🙂

  7. bettyl-NZ

    May 2, 2014 - 11:14 am

    You look seriously ready for a great garden!

  8. Jenni

    May 2, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    The trough looks fantastic, I was thinking about growing radishes, I haven’t eaten one for years!

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