This year, my vegetable-growing empire is expanding again as I have been offered more space by our landlord in the walled garden. Woo hoo. No doubt by July the extra space will have turned out to mean only extra slugs, caterpillars, ground elder, bindweed, seeds that never come up and mysterious plant plagues, but for now all those tragedies are still in the future and I can blithely look forward to the bounteous harvest to come. My mother and I have done our seed order (we’re splitting the packets to save costs), a new sheet of the spreadsheet has been started and shortly a new planting plan will be drawn up.
I may joke, but this year I’m hoping the whole vegetable growing thing will go much better. I’m building on what I learned last year, and I’ll be starting off as much as I can in pots, rather than putting seeds straight in the ground, never to be seen again. And I’ll be more vigilant about slugs and cabbage whites, start my squash off earlier and everything else later, and generally keep on top of the weeds. Honestly, what could possibly go wrong? Please, don’t tell me in the comments.
So, a drum roll please for this year’s victims of the TownMouse 2010 great vegetable massacre:
- Broad Beans
- Red onions
- Salad mix
- Gem Squash
What are you growing?