The potager shed

The potager shed

Hi.

Welcome to my blog. This is just my personal garden and food diary. I’m a flexitarian, vegetarian at home, but more flexible when with friends. I’m trying to grow our own food so we leave a lighter footprint on this precious planet.

Over the past six years I have been transforming a one acre former vineyard on a steep hill into a garden. There are distinct areas; an 80m2 vegetable garden, a small orchard, a pond and a sunken path flanked by two long mixed borders.

We are in a small hamlet near Faugères in the Occitanie (formerly Languedoc) region of France. Our soil is rocky schist. Summer temperatures can reach 40℃ and in winter sink as low as -10℃. Water comes rarely but is diluvial when it does.

Lizzie

Avocado toast - a perfect lunch.

Avocado toast - a perfect lunch.

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A couple of slices of wholemeal toast

No palm oil peanut butter

A perfectly ripe avocado, sliced

Sweet cherry tomatoes

Homemade pickled red onion

Pomegranate molasses - a drizzle

Assemble in the above order. It’s messy so ideal for gardening clothes.

Rain at last

Rain at last

Sweet promise

Sweet promise