How Did Your Vegetables Grow


September 2010


April 2010

I posted back in February about the new vegetable plot in the garden and you’ll see from the photo that it is now full of vegetables and vegetation. We have had great success in growing tomatoes, courgettes, strawberries and beans and are currently harvesting daily. The tomatoes have been prolific. We have not been so lucky with the carrots, onions and garlic.

Lessons learnt include

  1. Use a type of courgette which has smaller leaves and therefore uses up less space on a small plot.
  2. Provide stronger staking for the tomatoes.
  3. Plant more beans because they are so yummy and help us avoid using the beans flown in from Kenya.
  4. Plant strawberries in pots and hanging baskets next year to prevent slug damage.

My son has got his hands dirty in every sense. He has loved watering, picking and eating the veg. If we were away for a couple of days in the summer holidays his (and my) first action was to run down the bottom of the garden to check out the activity in the vegetable plot

I am going to sow some Kale – ‘Nero di Toscana’ and some winter salad in the next couple of days and then start doing a good search of the seed catalogues. Can’t wait for next year.

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