Monday, 12 October 2015
The above two books will be put to good use over autumn & winter for the planning of my plot next year & they are both a very good read too.
We are back to growing from seed next year & will be very selective over what to grow. The pot was a little too packed this year & I would prefer more quality rather than quantity of varieties. Only took a few years to learn that little pearl of wisdom. The brassicas have been whittled down to sprouting broccolis of each colour variety - purple, white & green, kale & spring greens.
I also find myself planning for two other people next year too, no rest for the wicked. My mother wants a few pots of flowers & veg. I can easily cope with that. She wants a tomato plant, some peas just for eating from the pod, a couple of runner beans, some pots of potatoes, lettuce & some carrots.
The other one is only a situation I could find myself in so I will take you back to earlier on this year when my MD decided he wanted to grow some flowers & went out a bought 3 packs, compost & some of those window sill propagators. Now being an MD means you can just waltz off & leave these things to other people & the person who was trusted to look after these little plants had no clue & the other person helping out wasn't much better either. I took over the situation & drained the drowning plants & brought in a mister for the little seedlings. I then promptly found myself in charge of them as I was making phone calls over the weekend for other staff to care for them until I decided to save myself the worry & brought them home & stuck them in the greenhouse. That is where I became unstuck as apparently if you have a greenhouse you are an expert gardener!! Which I am not!!
The conversation earlier last week entailed 'What are you growing for me next year, I don't want anything too big about a foot high, I'm thinking of different seasonal displays & what about some hanging baskets too, also I'm having patio doors put into my office instead of the window so I can have some pots on the roof space'. Believe me that is the shortened version. So my dears any advice I'm thinking 5 variety's for each season they have to be annuals, easy to care for & less than a foot tall. I'm looking in the kids section at the weekend :D