Monday, 26 April 2010

April 26th 2010... I have...

April 25th 2010

Planted some new potatoes and earthed up the old ones which, from above the soil at least, look like their doing really well.

April 25th 2010

And discovered a little yellow flower on one of my cucumber plants! 

April 25th 2010

This is very exciting indeed, especially as two of my cucumber plants were moved outside when we literally ran out of room inside and unfortunately have not survived.

April 25th 2010

Sunday, 25 April 2010


Tomatoes when I did all my research on growing tomatoes there were a couple of things I forgot to investigate. Mainly, how big will my plants grow, how successful will my seeds be, how many plants can I really look after/fit in our small terraced house and very small outside space??

The answer to the final question would probably have been, 4, maybe 6 at a push.  How many do actually have? Hmmmm about 30.


I guess those little seeds just looked so, well little-I had no idea how well they would grow.


So currently I have set up a little space for them in the utility room where I have housed 18 of them.  6 are remaining on the most sun filled windowsills in the house and the rest have gone outside.  A little early I know but there simply is no room left indoors for them.

I'm dreaming of making lots of sauces and ketchup and chutneys come the end of the summer!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

a very busy month... I have been fairly terrible at keeping this up to date! In fact completely useless and it has been well over a month since I have blogged!

I have however been super busy planting seeds and tending to the seedlings and my terrace is beginning to look lovely indeed.

I currently have growing...

  • tomatoes (a LOT of them)

  • cucumber

  • spinach

  • carrots

  • onions

  • garlic

  • strawberries

  • various lettuce leaves

  • beetroot

  • cauliflower

  • cabbage

  • chilli peppers

  • yellow bell peppers

  • sweet peppers

  • basil (green and purple)

  • oregano

  • thyme

  • coriander

  • parsley

  • mint

  • potatoes

Wow it looks like a lot when you write the list out like that.  As you can imagine my windowsills are looking very full at the moment.  I have set up a little table in the utility room in order to free up a little space but have still had to relocate some of the cucumbers, tomatoes and pepper plants outside-some are doing surprisingly well, others are suffering horribly.

I've also spent a small fortune on pots and compost-which has led me to look into vermicomposting.  As we certainly don't have room for a proper composter I think this will be a good compromise until I move in to a dream house with a huge garden.  If anyone has any experience of this I would love to hear about it.

I really want to keep a better track of my seedlings so promise I will be a more regular blogger from now on!