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With a lot of juggling about for space,in my very small back garden,I am pleased with what I have been able to grow so far.By the looks of things,we will be eating lettuce forever more !! .I am very pleased with the idea of Richard’s
guttering,which I copied,but next year,I think I might buy a deeper and wider
length ,as this was only a small piece,left over from the shed.But very happy
that the trial works well.There are a few more in the fuchsia trough,and on the staging,are Lollo Rosso,and Webbs Wonder,and Tumbler Tomato’s in the pots,which are starting to flower .The First early potato’s in the border,are Vales Emerald,and in the pots in the cold frame,are Belle de Fonteney.(I think thats the right name,as lost the label)..Duh.Only 2 out of the 3 runner beans in the mini greenhouse have germinated,so have sown another one in the middle.I would love more space to grow other veg and fruit,but its nice to be able to manage a few.Nothing like the satisfaction of having your own produce…no Chemicals,and my own little shop,outside the back door..:o)))

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Oh, I agree Bloomer! It's a great satisfaction to pop outside and pull a few leaves for your lunch!! love the guttering idea. I have nearly finished a row of Cos lettuce already and will need to go out and sow some more for later in the year!

24 May, 2010

 

We have been picking the mixed salad leaves too..When most of the bags you buy,are £1.50p each,or more,its a great saving in the summer.Plus if you don't eat them within a short time of opening,they soon go off,and I end up throwing them in the compost bin..

24 May, 2010

 

Well done Bloomer, you have certainly been busy, as, I am sure, we all have been with this weather we are having. I only have a small veggie plot but I have managed to get a dozen runner beans in and a few french ones, plus carrots and beetroot

24 May, 2010

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Bloomer you certainly use the space productively, it looks wonderful. Does the guttering need to be pierced to let excess water drip out? It is a great idea.

24 May, 2010

 

Thanks,Cinderella,its been great to have the lovely weather,although it did get a bit much yesterday.glad yours are all doing well too
Yes Mad.Russell put holes in at intervals,and fixed it to the horizontal spar on the fence.We only had to buy 2 end stops,and an extra bracket....I did the hard bit ...planting up.Lol.I also put small gravel/stones on top afterwards,in case of heavy rain,as it is so shallow,I thought all could be washed away...it has worked,as they all remained intact.

24 May, 2010

 

Youve certainly fitted all your veg in well Bloomer...its all looking good...

24 May, 2010

 

Well done you, my salad bed is sparce at the mo! Whats going on with the beans this year???. I only have 3 french beans and 2 pea plants and as for the cabbages the pigeons have had a feast lol Bloomer your doing very well my friend.

24 May, 2010

 

Wow Sandra what a great variety you have growing and they all look so healthy too, your steps and gravel circle looks lovely, is this in your back or front garden!

24 May, 2010

 

Goodness your garedn looks tidy Bloomer! The lettuce looks good enough to eat now!!

24 May, 2010

 

Great i'm growing quite a bit of salad for myself in pots.

24 May, 2010

 

Thanks,Holly.It takes a bit of planning though,when I only have small spaces.The
staging where the salads are,is part of a Mini greenhouse I bought from B&M.which is one of those cheapo places.It has been overwintering plants in the conservatory,but this was the plan I had in mind for it.
Have you got your salads in the garden,Great? I never had much luck ,that way,as they got eaten..and not by us.I have done them in containers of any kind,for the past 3 years,and not lost any.
Thanks Carole.This is the back garden..the front is like a Ski slope Lol.( Eddie the Eagle would feel at home there):o)
Thanks fluff..It isn't big enough to get untidy,except when I'm potting up etc,then it looks a tip.We have been eating some of the lettuces a couple of weeks now.I usually start them off in March/april in conservatory.
Isn't it lovely Clarice,eating your own? hope yours are doing well too...

24 May, 2010

 

Your garden looks so clean and organised :o) I wish mine was like that. It's nice to be able to have something fresh from the garden. I sewed lettuces and about 3 have come up lol. but I have a tumbler tomato like you and it's doing well.

24 May, 2010

 

I always think I want my garden to look like the ones I see on here too,just haven't the space for all the lovely plants I would like,Hywel.Then again,I would need more money to buy them Lol....so there are some plus points of a small garden.....Glad your Tumbler is doing well too.I only have 2,as its plenty for us.No point in having more than you need.

24 May, 2010

 

That's quite right. My garden isn't very big now but big enough for me.

25 May, 2010

 

all looking great sandra ;o))

25 May, 2010

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