Shot of the veg garden at Chickenshack in 2008. My last summer there, its really starting to develop now and coming to life. We have fed the soil with compost, green manures and seaweed and worked hard to remove the bindweed and buttercup that had invaded. The tired rainwashed soils have really come back to life and been re structured by careful nurturing. There are lots of Marigolds in the foreground, which aside from being edible and useful in many ways they are an excellent companion plant and are eay to save seed from to regrow. The Stone wall provides shelter and is a heat sink as well, soaking up the sun on a warm day and creating useful microclimate.