Saturday, 7 May 2011

garden update

Here are some photos of what I will be eating this summer! I have two plastic greenhouses full up with courgettes + tomato plants, window sill with chilli plants and my dining room acts as a greenhouse too! No idea where I am going to put it all in my small garden! I have grown climbing courgettes again this year and Jack made me a wigwam in a big pot to put one in. Since we got Moss II I can't grow anything on the large patio because he likes to eat everything green.

I have bought some grow bags for the tomato and chilli plants. Not sure what to grow in the raised bed next to the brocolli as its got so big. Thought about sweetcorn but have left it too late to grow from seed. I think I'll grow carrots inbetween the onions as they are ones grown from seed that my friend Debbie gave me as they will be slow to grow. I think I need another raised bed or a bigger garden!
dwarf French beans my sister gave me + raspberry canes behind, next to it onions

peas and mange tout, next to it sweet peas + room for one courgette plant

dwarf berlotti beans in the dining room

gardeners delight tomatoes (the one in the middle came inside a week ago)

raddish + Swiss chard bright lights

strawberry plugs I grew from last year


Green Lane Allotments said...

It's not too late too plant sweetcorn we planted ours yesterday. and will plant more later.

Jo said...

I haven't sown my sweetcorn or beans yet, definitely not too late. Everything's looking great, you're going to be eating well.

eight by six said...

thanks in the end I cheated and bought a tray of seedlings from Homebase, naughty me. But I did spend ages getting the tray with the most seedings! I put in some bean plants today as its still very warm here, maybe I'm a bit early this year.

Jo said...

I've left an award for you on my blog. You're not under any obligation to accept it if you don't wish to, but I just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading your blog.

eight by six said...

thanks Jo that was a lovely thing to do, I enjoy reading your blog too x