Friday, 27 April 2012

Our vegetable garden

My Mum has been visiting for a few days, and as it has finally stopped raining, today she sorted out our vegetable garden for us! I've mentioned that we are lucky enough to have bought a house with a ready made vegetable garden at the bottom, complete with a huge raised bed and plenty of space for pots around the edge. I've also probably mentioned that we're not the most competent of gardeners and our track record when it comes to vegetables (well, all plants for that matter really) isn't the best. We've planted a few seeds into the bed but they aren't doing anything very impressive so far.

I am very proud of my courgettes though. I have four plants which have been lovingly nurtured from seed indoors, and today they have been moved outside. I am quite attached to them, so I hope that they don't die, they have been doing so well so far. I put a couple of bean plants out last week and they were eaten by slugs, so we've put lots of slug pellets in the pots.

Strawberries on the left, beans in the middle and courgettes on the right
We've also inherited lots of strawberry plants which my Mum has weeded for us, it would be lovely to have our own home grown strawberries!

Strawberry plants. I hope these grow!
I've got three sunflower plants still indoors on the windowsill. They should probably go outside too, but I'm keeping them inside for now, I don't want to kill them.

Also in the vegetable garden are some potatoes. I tried to grow potatoes last year, and despite some impressive leaves on the surface, underneath the actual potatoes were very disappointing, I think that the largest one measured about 2cm across. Let's see if we can produce better this year!

So all we have to do now is remember to water everything!

6 comments:

  1. Looking good! Our courgettes are only little seedlings at the moment but we've got sunflowers, strawberry's and potatoes on the way too! What have you sown in the big planters?

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    1. Thank you! I am proud of my courgettes. In the main bed we've got carrots, spinach and spring onions but they were old seeds so I don't think everything has grown. We've got some very tiny tiny carrot plants.

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  2. It is all looking good and just needs attention with slug pellets and water now (well not water at the moment)...
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    1. Thank you! Yes we need to stock up on slug pellets now.

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  3. I would love to be able to grow strawberries but think they'd likely end up in my mouth before even ripe. Garden's looking good, well done.

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    1. We were lucky that the strawberry plants are already established, if they have lasted through this winter then I'm hoping that they will be more difficult to kill!

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