I?ve always fancied growing my own fruit and veg, and here in the South of England we get enough good weather to make this possible. Quite a lot of seeds need to be planted in February/March time and what normally happens is that it gets to May, gets sunny, and then I start thinking about planting seeds, which means by the time I get around to it most of the good weather has gone. With this in mind I?ve just bought myself a mini-greenhouse from Wilkinsons for £12.
It?s 157cm in height, 69cm wide, and 49cm deep, so it?s not too big, but big enough for me to start growing my seeds. I?m going to focus on smaller crops like spring onions, radish, parsley, herbs, etc as they need less space and I will also get quicker results. Of course these won?t fulfil all my needs and I?ll still get my fruit and veg from Ramsgate town, but it will give me a hobby over the coming months heading into summer.
n.b. It?ll be interesting to see how my grapes cope after a cold winter too, although my chillies are doing well indoors.
p.s. My friend Hannah has just started her own blog, Yummy Mummy, so pop along and say hello.