A Cottage in Clarkville


January Vegetable Garden
January 15, 2013, 10:32 am
Filed under: Garden

I’m really happy with how the vegetable garden is going this year. Not everything has been a winner, but plenty of things are going well. This is our first proper go at growing pumpkins and as you can see they are spreading out well. I have been trying to give them plenty of water so hopefully a bumper crop of pumpkins is the result.
This is easily the best year in the glasshouse. We got in a load of soil and everything is growing in pots and containers. Plants include chillies, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes courgettes and strawberries. We have been pretty good at keeping a supply of various lettuces going and there are other tomatoes, courgettes, celery and cabbages growing outside. A mixed bag from the garlic. Planted some in two different beds, one ended up with really small bulbs the other had bulbs of a good size. I put the bigger bulbs on top in the photo! Haven’t grown spring onions before either but this has been successful. The potatoes have gone really well. We planted Maris Anchor and Ilam Hardy. We were eating really good sized potatoes before Christmas. Crops that haven’t been successful were beans and peas (so far ) and I have found the seeds that are still in the packet haven’t done so well either. Weeds are still growing well though.
Things are really dry so there is water going on something everyday.

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