Instead, the idea to pop to Battersea Park to see the Thrive gardens was suggested, and we agreed that rather than sit in a shed, we could go and see what was growing at Thrive.
|Arriving at Thrive Herb Garden in Battersea - umbrella's prepared for the next downpour...|
We took the train from Herne Hill station to Battersea Park and walked to the Thrive garden - it was being re-developed, so there wasn't a lot there, the man in charge explaining that there is a herb garden run by Thrive in another part of the park. After sheltering from a particularly heavy rain shower we made it to the Thrive herb garden and the sun came out!
We had a look around, and learnt what some of the plants look like from the top (potato plants have green leafs above the soil - the potatoes grow below it - see picture below)
|Potato plant - the green leaves grow above the soil - the potatoes below it - from http://muffintop.wordpress.com/category/shopping/|
|Seedlings in the greenhouse at Thrive|
|The centre of the Herb Garden, Thrive in Battersea|
|Netting protecting Pea Plants from pests like birds and slugs|
|The tops of the Potato Plant!|
|Chard - it comes with various coloured stalks like above, red and orange|
|About to leave the Thrive Herb Garden and travel back home|