Apologies that it's been quite a long time since I posted here. I've been pretty busy with the studying, and also setting up a new history blog (because one blog is just never enough, right?).
I just wanted to check in though, and update you on my vegetable progress. We are starting to get a good stream of veg being ready now, and I've now got to the point this week where I actually didn't really need to buy any veg from the shops - there's enough from the garden to feed my husband and me for the week. Our plot is very small really, and there's no way we'll ever be self-sufficient from it, but it is a nice feeling that it is now starting to make a significant contribution towards our meals.
|Freshly picked carrots|
|My first (rather fat) courgette|
At the moment I've got carrots, courgettes, fennel and beetroot ready for picking and eating. I have some tomato plants in pots and hanging baskets, which have yet to fruit, and I have some leeks in one of my raised beds which will hopefully be lovely and big by the Autumn. My lovely Master Gardener, Vicki, has just given me a butternut squash plant, which I plan to plant today. I never got round to planting any potatoes earlier in the year, so I have bought a variety which I will plant this month (in a growbag) ready for Winter. I also have plans to plant some broad beans and peas (dwarf varieties) in November ready for next Spring. And I will probably grow a green manure in the other raised bed over Winter to rejuvenate the soil. My plan is to continually have things growing because bare space is just boring!