In the past we have grown a few vegetables but not successfully. This year we have nurtured a vegetable plot - probably because we have more time on our hands and have weeded and watered everything regularly.
We have had a plant swap in the villages where residents could take their unwanted plants and seedlings and swap them for something else. We split a lot of perennials and herbs and in exchange brought back a couple of courgette and tomato plants, and sewed some spinach beet seeds, lettuce and rocket, beetroot, french beans, broad beans and kale. We've looked after them really well and are now reaping the benefits of our hard work. (Let's face it - what else can we be doing?)