To live in a steading somewhere, equipped with a reliable well, vegetable patch, fireplace, maybe a wood-fired Aga.
He was, in a way of speaking, guardian of that vegetable patch.
In a few moments he drew rein at the gate of her vegetable patch.
But when they reached the vegetable patch there was no one to be seen.
From the window she pointed out her little garden, with its vegetable patch and tiny strawberry-bed, which she worked herself.
There was just enough length, with room along the sides for flowers and a vegetable patch at the back.
When he reached the hedge, he gave a great leap and landed directly in the vegetable patch.