This week the weather hasn’t been good, but the plants in my garden have been loving the rain.
Other than tying my peas and tomatoes up and removing the odd sideshoots from my tomato plants, I haven’t really been able to do a lot in the garden. I have also been trying hard not to do too much in the house this week, so I don’t disturb my two daughters as they are revising hard for GCSE / A-level exams.
So I thought it would be nice to give you a slide show of my kitchen garden, so you can see how it is doing at the moment.
For those who are reading my blog for the first time, I started my new kitchen garden in January 2015 after giving my four allotment plots up (due to family circumstances). Previously my little garden was a mix of large shrubs and so I dug the whole lot up to start my new vegetable plot:
You can see from the slideshow below that I have tried hard to fill every space possible in my kitchen garden and I am still growing plants from seed to replace any spaces that become available. Also (as always) I have squeezed in as many flowers as possible to attract beneficial insects to my plot and I now have four bug boxes to encourage them to stay in the winter.
I have tried to remember that our garden is a not an allotment, so I have also used flowers to make it as pretty as possible so my family enjoy being outside in the summer…..As well I made sure we have a small lawn for our dog to use, by removing a slabbed area in the garden last year.
In 2015 (my first year) I managed to grow far more than I expected in my small garden, however this year my garden is a lot more organised so I am hoping to grow even more…..though I can still see I have plenty of room for improvement…..but Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I hope you enjoy the photo’s.
I will be back next Friday as usual. Have a great week.