Monday, 31 May 2010

A Glimpse of a Moroccan Potager





Courgettes and Squashes

I was very lucky to spend a week in Morocco. The beautiful hotel we stayed in in Marrakech had a great potager. Just so productive. They grew all the things you would think - tomatoes, courgettes, peppers, aubergines, onions and garlic, all the herbs, fantastic fruit - figs, oranges and pomegranates. I was surprised they had huge cabbages but equally not surprised there hadn't been a single slug or snail mark on them! The ground was clay and as you can see in the lettuce picture that they create troughs to aid watering I suppose.