Veggie patch delights: May

by Anna Anagno June 01, 2016 2 Comments

Veggie patch delights

The pumpkin.....riiiight before I picked and cooked it.


I live in Perth city suburbia.


My dream was always to live on a big country farm and grow endless vegetables and fruits alongside my pet goats. Unfortunately, I am unable to wean myself off city lattes and restaurant dinners, so for now the farm life has to come to me.


I live on an average sized plot of land. It seems "large" compared to those post-stamp land sizes that they sell today, but for me it is still so much smaller than what I grew up on. Nevertheless, I have made the most of  the small block of land, installing 15 separate veggie patches. My Italian genes scream for more veggie patches, but I will have to limit it to the 15 for now. 


As the month closes I wanted to share with you the food that I grew, ate and shared with loved ones:


2 ginormous pumpkins
2 sweet potatoes
5 capsicums
4 corn cobs 
Handfuls of basil
More zucchini than I knew what to do with
Rocket leaves for my daily salads
9 nectarines
A small handful of raspberries


While the yield certainly didn't give me a feast, it did teach me patience and and give me joy in the month of May. There is always something really satisfying about growing your own food; it tastes sweeter (both literally and metaphorically).


Do you grow your own food? If so, what do you grow? What is the easiest thing you have ever grown in your backyard?


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Cat in the corn cob patch
And I also grow cats alongside corn.


Anna Anagno
Anna Anagno


Anna is the founder and designer behind One Happy Leaf - an eternal optimist, suburban veggie grower, coffee lover + chronic cat cuddler. She believes that together we can make small sustainable changes to our lives to make the world better + greener than yesterday.

2 Responses


June 14, 2016

Thanks Alicia! I actually have a rather large fence that I want to cover, so I think I will plant some grape vines or passion fruits. Thanks for the tip!


June 08, 2016

Love this Anna! Fifteen plots is amazing, and far more than most people have. Don’t forget if you want more plots but don’t have space you can always grow vertically. Enjoy!

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