A Year in the Garden

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Last year Mrs Woodwench did some vegetables in pots so we thought we would try the same. As we were renting a house we couldn’t have a vegetable plot so we went for pots as well and it worked a treat. Here are some photos and some notes of how it all went. Next year should be a good bit better from the experience of this year. It wasn’t helped by having a new baby and moving house in the middle of it, but it worked!

The real Pud… aka Frances… with her lovingly tended tomatoes!!!!! We planted 3 plants each in 5 pots and got 5-10 cherry tomatoes every few days for about 6 weeks from late July on… We were really pleased. We grew them indoors to start with and then moved them out in early May (i know that cos i was doing it to try get baby moving!)

We weren’t too pleased with our carrots – they were supposed to be a breed for baby carrots but they went very wrong… mind you, i don’t think it helped doing them in a seed box first and replanting – we won’t do that nextt year. They got fairly heavily attacked by slugs as well. The spring onions were a big success thoguh – we got lots and they were lovely!

Not sure why our radishes were long but they were – lovely taste though. The lettuces were a shock – so fresh they almost tasted of earth – it took some getting used to!

Vegetable
*****rating
Notes for next year
Tomatoes
*****
Did 15 plants – do more maybe?
Potatoes
****
Planted 4 potatoes in two pots – got a deacent crop until flooded out. More pots and leave until later to harvest.
Onions
***
Great taste. Need to space them out more and do something to avoid slugs eating the leaves late on.
Spring onions
*****
Fab – plant fewer more often!
Radishes
****
As above and don’t do in seed trays first.
Carrots
*
Not a success – deeper pot and better species.
Lettuces
***
Lovely – fewer more often and tackle slug problem
Mange Tout
*****
Yummy but stake them better and watch for the slugs or whatever it was that ate them!