I’ve managed one weekend in the garden so far this and dug over two raised beds. The weather seems to be conspiring against us all at the moment. I’ve got a week off work next week and I really want to get out and start digging and planting. Unfortunately snow is forecast over the next couple of days, so I may not get as far as I want this weekend.
Instead I’ve been planning what to grow if it ever warms up. Last year I tried to grow a few things which are probably never going to grow ‘up north’ such as peppers and butternut squash. These didn’t do anything, so I won’t try them again this time. I want to dig over a new patch and grow some potatoes to clear the ground. The other vegetables I’m going to grow are:
- pumpkins (I’m going to grow these on the compost heap)
- runner beans
I had reasonable success with these vegetables last year. I’m not going to grow quite so many plants – I was completely overrun with runner beans. I’m also going to space the courgettes further apart. I don’t think I gave them enough space last year. As for the tomatoes, I’m going to grow fewer of them and put them in growbags. I messed about with pots last year, and trying to get at them in the greenhouse to water was a nightmare. It was like a jungle, and I don’t think the fruits had enough light to ripen.
So over to you – what are you planning to grow this year when it warms up?
Until next time, Tawney x