Sunday, 25 April 2010

Sunday Favourites. My first blog post 24th April 2008

Chari@ Happy To Design is celebrating her 1st Birthday of Sunday Favourite Reruns today with a fabulous Giveaway.
Since yesterday was my 2nd Blogaversary I thought it might be nice to share my very first post which surprise, surprise was about my vegetable garden. My first love! I think I've learned a thing or two about blogging since then!!

"When we bought this house I inherited a vegetable garden and for a number of years I've been happy just pottering around and growing salad, beans, peas, courgettes etc. in quite a slapdash manner I must say!
This Spring, however, I'm trying to be a little more structured and so have had Sean (my new gardener) create 3 long beds dissected by a pair of paths using wood pavers
Today at the weekly market in Le Molay Littry I bought the first plants to go in the new potager. 4 sorts of salad; courgettes; tomatoes; cauliflower (chou fleur, so much prettier in French); beetroot (betterave); celeri and seed potatoes.
There will also be a section with herbs: parsley; coriander; rosmarin; wild garlic; basil; sage and mint (but in pots to contain the roots which would take over the whole place if planted in the soil).
In the potting shed I already have spinach; pumpkin and runner bean seedlings sprouting and when the soil has warmed up a little more I shall plant haricort vert and for the first time haricot jeune seeds straight into the prepared beds.
My bedside reading now is a gardening magazine and I'll welcome any tips that you feel will help with mynew project.
Check back for more info and hopefully, pix of my progress over the coming weeks."
Things aren't that much different in the potager two years on, except that I am growing a lot more from seed than I did back then.
Happy Birthday Chari!


  1. This sounds like a delightful kitchen garden! Can't wait to hear how your garden grows my dear! What a delightful assemblage of yummy treats for the palate!

  2. Your garden sounds beautiful!! You must have a green thumb to grow such a wonderful variety of vegetables and herbs. I am wondering what courgettes are. Also, I would love to see pictures of your garden if you have some...maybe you could post them next Sunday!

    Hope your are having a fabulous weekend, Maggie!


  3. Congratulations on your second anniversary -- mine is looming! I love potagers. Those little kitchen gardens that provide immediate needs.

  4. Your garden sounds great. So nice to look back.

  5. Hi Maggie...

    My friend, first of all, let me congratulate you on the 2nd anniversary of your delightful blog! What a milestone, my friend! Sending you my very best wishes for another year of continued success and much blogging bliss, Darlin'!!!

    Ohh my...what a fabulous garden you must grow! All those fresh veggies and herbs sound so yummy! I do have a question for you though...what is courgettes? I'm just wondering if its a vegetable native to France or is it something that we grow in the states as well? Well my dear lady, this was such a sweet post about your garden...I'm so happy that you shared it with us for Sunday Favorites today!!!

    I also wanted to thank you for all of your sweet notes and well wishes for Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! Ohh...and the sweet mentions at the beginning of your very nice of you!!! Thank you, Maggie!

    Have a wonderful day and best wishes in the gift card giveaway!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  6.'s just lil' ol' me again! I forgot to say thank you for adding my giveaway button to your sidebar! You're the best, my friend!!!


  7. Congrats! Can't wait to see how the garden progresses.
    I wanna live in Normandy!


Thanks for stopping by, your visit just made my day!