As you may be aware I’ve recently been away camping. We went to Sydney and then down the NSW coast to Pambula. While I don’t want to bore anyone with my holiday snaps I did find some vegetables during our travels.
I was going to regale you with tales of an entirely container grown kitchen garden at a motel in Mittagong but they were full and the owner so annoying I don’t want to inadvertently promote their business in any way. (Does anyone really need a lecture on why you should book ahead or carry an accomodation guide when they are tired and hungry and have two fracitious pre-schoolers in the car?). I was also going to show you the lovely garden of a high school friend of mine who lives in Tathra but we spent so much time chatting about how annoying it was to have bandicoots eat your pumpkins that I failed to photograph the garden at all.
I do, however, have a shot from Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Taronga Zoo has an area which is dedicated to backyard wildlife and as part of that exhibit they have a kitchen garden with some nice looking zukes:
I also found the occasional edible in unusual places – parsley amidst the marigolds as a backdrop for this Christmas Tree:
But most of the best edibles I found in Sydney’s botanical gardens.
They had some nice looking eggplants:
And it was good to see their plants fall prey to predators as often as mine.
I did think it was a bit cruel to net the strawberries thus placing them out of reach of small hands….
The bamboo supporting the nets looked good though and I liked the galvanised iron of raised beds:
But most of all I enjoyed the uniformity of the rows of greens – the sort of symetry I though only Mark achieved in his Veg Plot.