‘Home Grown’ diary project – update 8 … Veggie McVeg Patch…

Each week I wonder if I will have enough to tell you

Well I shouldn’t worry, for those of you who are following this and get a smidgeon as excited as I do over the progress… there’s always something to tell ๐Ÿ™‚

I did mention in the early days, that I would comment on the photography aspect of recording this project with my iPhone, I am after all a photographer! I’ve decided it will be best to devote a particular blog just to that side of things. That way those of you interested in the growing can read those blogs and anyone interested in the photography challenge can just read that.

A quick update on the carrots and beetroot… its easier for you to see from under the protective wire mesh than above it, as you can see from the following two images. However, since these two images, I have removed the mesh. I think the risk from birds is now over and I’ve developed other ways to keep my feline assistant off! However, suffice to say they both are growing well ๐Ÿ™‚

Carrots, grow your own, vegetables,
I hope as much is going on underground as I can see above ground!
beetroot, vegetables, grow your own
I hope as much is going on underground as it is above ground!

The rest of the courgette plants have gone out – three more into large pots, two into the garden, but two I’ve potted on, but kept them in the greenhouse. Why, well as you can see the stem has split? I don’t think it was because of the wire splint, because the others are ok. So we will see if they survive as they get bigger, but for the meantime they stay inside for their protection.

courgette, stem, vegetables, split
I really didn’t expect this one to survive.
courgette, vegetables, grow your own
Hope there is enough room in here for two!

Because I had re-arranged the planting of the dwarf beans, had some spare space for two of the courgette plants to out into the main garden … yes I have a total of nine plants … what was I thinking!!!

courgette, vegetables, grow your own,
Found room for these two in the main bed!

The tomato seedlings have gone beyond their two little seedling leaves and sprouted more growth. I can happily report this is continuing at quite a rate … but like the courgettes, I’ve got a lot of seedlings that have survived. More on that next week.

tomato, seedlings, vegetables, grow your own,
… they’re all growing!
tomato, seedlings, vegetables, grow your own,
… they’re all growing!

So all in all, happy how things are progressing and will report more on the raspberry and blueberry plants next week. However, at the same time as building the wigwam of stakes for the beans, also put stakes in two (the biggest) of the raspberry plants pots, so as they grow taller, will place string round to help support their growth.

vegetables, fruit, greenhouse, grow your own, pots
My nursery of pots is increasing significantly.

Next week – more seeds, more triffids, more flowers … more growth!

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