Growin’ let the adventure begin

Like most people, I would say I know a little about a lot and a lot about a little, but what I know about gardening I could jot down on the back of a seed packet. But I ‘m going to have a bloody good crack at growing some goodies . I’ve wanted an allotment for ages, and finally, since moving to The Croakery, I have the space to put one somewhere. My plan is to make The Croakery self sufficient in vegetables and most fruits. OK, so it’s a long term plan, but I think it’s good to have a vision. So wish me luck. I’m jumping in knee deep. Maybe I should have exchanged my sandals for wellies before I began.

Oh well, So here’s my knowledge of growin’  ……if you plant it, they will grow. I had a little success in England a few years ago, tomatoes, spring onions, strawberries, raspberries and peas. But I really only grew enough for a tasting. My Brussel sprouts leaves were nurseries for caterpillars and  my leeks were thin and spindly….something to do with not thinning them. What???

So here I am at the start of Autumn wanting to get my thumbs well and truly green. I told you I was impatient. I haven’t got the time to dig my raised beds. I need to get what I’ve got into some soil now. What to do, what to do?  I know, plastic storage tubs. They’ll do nicely.

So off I trot to the garden centre to pick up a bunch of veg that’s half price and a few packets of seeds that can be planted late in the year (This is what I told myself).

I drilled holes....

I drilled holes....

Into my brightly coloured tubs

Into my brightly coloured tubs

Now I need some stones for drainage, that little I do know.

Tiny terror was more than willing to help move the stones

Tiny terror was more than willing to help move the stones

He was a great sport and didn’t mind sharing with his Mummy, In fact he did most of the grunt work.

Oh, I sort of borrowed them from his sand box

Oh, I sort of borrowed them from his sand box

Then the dump truck got in on the action

Then the dump truck got in on the action

Hmmm genius boy know using the bucket would be quicker

Hmmm genius boy know using the bucket would be quicker

He's a fast worker

He's a fast worker

This is what's being planted

This is what's being planted

Lettuce, right?

Lettuce, right?

Wispy fennel tops

Wispy fennel tops

Magic beans

Magic beans

ummm

yummm

Great roots, they have a fighting chance

Great roots, they have a fighting chance

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