Monday, 14 March 2016
That time of year
As much as I enjoy the onset of autumn there is no doubting the run up of spring is a magical time. These few days of sunshine have been just so lovely.
I know lots of you have started your seed sowing but I have held off. With the veg garden being redesigned I really don't know what space I will have. We normally buy chilli, tomato & cucumber as plants anyway. Leeks, carrots, spring onions & salad leaves will be grown in troughs. So really I'm looking at beans, broccoli, beetroot & sweetcorn being grown in the ground.
Anyway another crop I grow in tubs are potatoes due to the lack of space really.
We have cut down hugely on what we grow. We have worked out what does well for us & the time we have to dedicate. In all honesty I think this will be the last year for the asparagus patch, I'd like a larger pond & we have a farm shop close by which sell their own asparagus, sprouting broccoli too but that's another story.
This years potatoes Accord (I think), Charlotte & Pink Fir Apple.
Just the three varieties which we are growing in larger tubs - the builder bucket type.
I really don't have the time any more to water lots of tubs. By cutting down on the seed potatoes bought & growing in larger tubs I'm sure this will help to gain an adequate harvest.
I bought my seed potatoes from a fairly local garden centre Gordale. As well as the usual nets of potatoes for allotments & the small bags they have lots of loose ones. We went for the fill two plant pots for a fiver option.
They also have a peacock & peahen roaming the grounds along with guinea fowl & ducks.
Take care xx