Ever since my lovely husband put in raised beds over a year ago the thrill of stepping out of the kitchen door and picking a few things for dinner has only grown. Now I even have tall, wavering sweetcorn outside the kitchen! I sometimes pet the corn leaves, and always thank the plants when I pick something from them. Nature really is amazing. The top photo is of last night's harvest for dinner. And the corn, which only a month or so ago was 20cm high, is now over one metre.