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🌈 Grow the rainbow

It’s cold out and I’m in need of dreaming of all the colours of the rainbow to grow in the garden.

If you go by “You are what you eat” – I’m definitely a rainbow 🌈

I LOVE growing colour and especially get lots of joy out of creating delicious meals out of it  and playing around with it by doing flat lays.

I started doing this back in 2021 as I was overwhelmed and stressed due to the summer madness of growing.  I tend to lose my interest, stamina and joy for growing by the time it’s August and feel like ‘what am I even doing it for?’

So, I started to pick things that were growing to show myself a visual of what exactly was going right!

I loved having fun with flat-lays like this and it’s such a good visual of what you’re actually growing, (pictured here is 2021s result), and I’ve made it an annual thing since. Twice in August and once in September and I think the September one from 2022 was the best one yet. There’s so much in there, almost too much to name (I won’t bore you with that though).

I know I will keep doing this for as long as I can because it just makes me so so happy seeing all this colour, and being able to eat most of it too! Just lovely ☺️

*kudos to my photographer husband for setting up the lights and taking any shots that I am in (2021)

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🌈 2022

This one definitely saw more styling to the whole thing and I loved using the chard like this. This year also saw some stunning nasturtium colours as well as cosmos and really dark tomatoes.

I think this may be my favourite yet. The colours are just so bright and vibrant!

I’ve also made it a point to make them my screensaver on both phone and now computer too, just so that it can bring a smile on my face every time I see it.

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🌈 2023

Last year (‘23) was the biggest one yet and probably the most divers one.

It’s funny that I always think I don’t grow much yellow (I do not like yellow) and yet there’s quite a bit of it in the garden & greenhouse. From tomato & squash flowers, to calendula & corn and even a yellow courgette!

This one also sees the addition of more dahlias (yay! F you slugs!), patty pans & courgette and even the first time for an Uchiki Kuri squash 😍

I’m also glad I included my Canna Tropicana Black leaf (and bright orange flowers) as well as the Chocolate Cosmos.

This year (2024) will hopefully see the addition of more darker stuff like Amaranth and some gorgeous zinnias that I’ll be trying for the first time. Oh and strawberry Popcorn! Can’t wait 🍓🍿🖤💜♥️

Will you try a summer harvest flat lay this year? 🌈✨

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