Although our garden is tiny, our balconies are large, and this year I decided to see if I could grow a little bit of organic veg in containers. For one thing, there’d be no food miles involved.
My friends from Franceses gave me three pea plants. When we went on holiday, they were about a foot high. When we came back they were about four feet high, and caterpillars had chewed all the leaves into lace. I picked off the caterpillars, but it was already too late.
Last night we ate the entire crop – 15 peas each. Theyw ere very nice, but I don’t think I’ll be getting the Nobel Peas Prize this year.