I’d heard of the incredible edible movement, having read Pam Warhurst and Joanna Dobson’s book Incredible! Plant Veg and Grow a Revolution . So I was delighted to find an incredible edible garden in Dumfries on a recent visit:
Incredible Edible Dumfries also has a wordpress site. So you can find out more about them there.
I’ve been trying to follow the advice in Incredible! Plant Veg and Grow a Revolution to grow vegetables in the front garden but am having a little battle with the elements and slugs. My herbs are doing really well but vegetables just don’t seem to like the front garden environment. This year’s tomatoes have fruited but I think they’ve been too dry and the plants have shrivelled up. There are a few tomatoes hanging on but they’re hardly an advert for growing your own.
Here’s how it looked in the spring:
I’ve been thinking of turning the whole patch over to herbs but I’ll give it a really good dose of compost and give the vegetables one more chance next year. Meanwhile the lavender in the front garden is absolutely buzzing with bees – maybe I should get some bee hives and do the incredible edible thing that way.