Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Now we have an allotment, it isn't necessary to have quite so much of our garden turned into a vegetable plot. I still intend growing quite a few things here at the house - primarily things that are wanted on a spur of the moment decision, lettuce and other salad leaves, radishes, or things that need a close eye kept on them and possibly picking every day, sugar snap peas and strawberries.
I'd also like the veg patch to be more ornamental and certainly tidier.
So, with these 2 things in mind, we've lifted all the strawberry plants from the allotment (where there is a problem with birds taking fruit) and planted them as path edging. The overall plan is to have square-ish plots with maybe wigwams of peas and some french beans with edgings of strawberries and/or salad leaves. For now I've set some radish and spring onions, and planted out the spinach which overwintered in the greenhouse - not sure if this will grow properly or not but it's better planted out of the tray.