My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
PARSNIP IN THE POTAGER (ポタジェのパースニップ)
It was sunny and milder today.
We harvested parsnips in the potager.
We sowed many seeds last April in the pentagonal bed,
and only a few germinated.
Nine months is a long time, but it tasted good in a potage soup this evening.
Parsnip and kohlrabi
Two good-sizes parsnips
Broccoli and brussel sprouts are still producing, and we sometimes pick them.
Nasturtium was damaged by the severe cold last weekend.