The veg plot is really coming along now. With my nipping to B&Q the other day to pick up some stuff I needed I think I will now have filled it for now.
I picked up a strip each of peas, lettuce and spring onions. Also a box of blood, fish and bone fertilizer. I also got a mini weeder that has seen some real work this past couple of days! It’s perfect for using in places where even a trowel is just too big. Well worth the £2 I spent on it!
On the left is the potato. Already starting to show and looking like all the root potatoes have taken. On the right is the Rhubarb. It’s under straw as a mulch to keep the sun off it. Because of that I have no idea if its doing OK or not.. Not that it would have shown yet anyway! I also realise that I won’t actually be able to crop it this year. It will need a full season to generate leaves and grow a good root structure so that next year I can take off leaves and know it will survive.
The area in white is where the squash will be going. I’m going to plant 3 of each type. I will give away the other 3 of each seedlings. Not sure who to… Maybe someone local will take them?
So to do a catch up I now have potatoes, peas, onions (red and white), squash (2 types), garlic, lettuce, spring onions and (not yet put in)… Tomatoes.
To add to those I also have blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, with cherry and walnut patio trees that are not yet ready to produce fruit yet.
Not a bad plan for a first year trial. If these come up as well as they have done so far than I Will definitely be doing it again next year! Maybe even steal some space in the main garden for the big plants.
I wonder if that Leylandii hedge can be moved about 6ft further into the front garden? B-)