I have just been out preparing a new bed - this winter I put in 7 raised beds and filled 6 of them (the seventh was too much, but considering I am recovering from major surgery I thought six was an outstanding achievement LOL). These beds add to my existing food garden beds.
So, thus far I have growing in beds:
3 beds of potatoes, two of King Edwards, one of Dutch Creams
2 beds of leeks (am starting to eat them now)
one huge bed of bush beans (I prefer them to climbing as I dry most of my beans)
I have twenty tomato plants coming on, bush and climbing, not quite ready to go out yet
About 8 capsicum, still growing in pots, not ready to go out yet
Similar cucumber, still waiting to go out
one bed of carrots and capsicums
One bed of celeraic (well there will be by the time I plant the seedlings out this afternoon!)
one bed of saladings, various green leafy stuff
one bed of brussel sprouts - I need to get some more brassicas in there
two beds of onions, mostly cream golds
one bed of shallots
8 big pots of garlic (for some reason garlic always grows better in pots for me)
pumpkins, mostly warthogs
zucchinis, mostly black beauty but I have some castrato as well (not their real name but that's how I remember it)
elderflowers and berries (currently using the elder flowers to make champagne)
beetroot, I keep planting this every month
some rockmelon but not going well for me
2 peach trees fruiting
3 apple trees fruiting
2 lemon trees fruiting
2 quince trees fruiting (not much as they are still very young)
1 massive walnut fruiting (it didn't last year because of drought, so am looking forward to this year's crop)
a bed of globe artichoke
a bed of florence fennel
nasturtiums everywhere for pesto and capers
sundry soft fruit bushes, currants and gooseberries
popcorn (blue corn)
spring onions (ready now)
Enormous quantities of peas - I have already brought in my early crop.
At the moment the potatoes, onions, garlic, shallots are very close to being ready, and the leeks and some saladings are ready - am about to put in new bed of leeks this afternoon. Have harvested first crop of peas and put more in.
Need to start cauliflower soon.
And my hawthorn hedge is going to have a ripper crop this year for some lovely saucy haw sauce later.
Last year and the first part of this year was a wipe out for me as I was so ill for so long. I grew nothing save a few onions that I managed to put in in winter before I hit intensive care! LOL So this year is a brilliant growing snub in the face of death.
At the moment I am adrift atop an emerald isle and it makes me incredibly happy to be alive.