My diary of my attempts, success and failures growing vegetables, fruit, herbs and gardening on an allotment.sized vegetable plot with a garden as well
The greenhouse is doing rather well this year, even if I do say it myself. The tomatoes are sturdy and a very healthy deep green. There's a load of fruits developing and some of the Ailsa Craig and Black Russian fruits are a reasonable size already.
The greenhouse is shaded to protect the plants from scorching sun, the redcurrants are netted to stop the birds eating them and the best cane connector from Figo
Challenging weather isn't helping on the plot but I've a new bed ready and the potato patch is organised and mulched. The path is refilled with clippings too.
For most people a greenhouse or a polytunnel are a great bonus. They really help the grower but they're not necessary. Growing where with high winds at our 200m altitude and exposed position dropping the temperature, without a greenhouse and a tunnel what I could grow would be severely limited.
I wish I was one of those TV gardeners. Drop the seed in the hole, stand back and cut to a magnificent plant. Unfortunately I'm just human and things go wrong. Plans look great on paper and then the weather changes against us or life just gets in the way.
Well things were starting to warm up and the weather forecast was for some sleet overnight so it was a bit of a shock to wake up to a white world again on Thursday. The parsnips are up and look to be doing really well
When the 'Beast from the East' Siberian weather plunged us into deep midwinter, my February sowing plan collapsed. So the March sowing plan has been revised to take into account what didn't get sown to plan in February. Also long range weather forecast is for a colder than usual March.