Since we moved here in 2011 I haven’t really had a properly set out veg plot, not like our old garden. The garden in our old house was long and so I had divided off the bottom 20ft or so as my veg patch and had all sorts growing, including an elderberry tree an I trained the blackberry bushes that had come over from next door along the fence and over the shed. I had a big strawberry patch, onions, garlic, carrots, beetroot, spring onions, potatoes, various currants, peas, runner beans, raspberries and pumpkins plus chillies and peppers in the house.
Our garden here is beautiful but very shaded so a lot of things aren’t so happy growing. Then with last year being so wet I really had no luck at all. The best successes where the cucumber and pepper plant I had in the conservatory, everything else got to wet or eaten by the huge slugs that seemed to be everywhere.
Though I did find a couple of slow worms, which is something I haven’t seen since I was a child 😀
The only part of the garden that gets a lot of sun is the patio so with a bit of rearranging I have decided to section off part of that and plant a container veg patch. Yesterday and today I cleaned up and washed down the patio, moved the quail hutch to another part of the garden, replanted my strawberries and filled some other pots with compost ready for seeds. I found some low pence panels on ebay to section the area off and keep out ‘helpful’ little fingers lol Been looking up recycling and reusing ideas for the garden and feeling very inspired. Now I just need some sun and will be off!