I love this time of year, although this year, this time of year has come a little late due to what seemed like the lack of early Spring. When the soil starts to warm up I get my seed packets out from seed I have saved from last year & beyond and a few fresh packets from the garden centre and start sowing my socks off!
This year, however, apart from the flowers I am only planting Cherry Tomatoes, Pomodoro Tomatoes, Medium Tomatoes (we love Tomatoes and use a lot in the kitchen), Courgettes, Chilli’s of varying degrees of heat (Jalapeno, Chilli Cayenne & Scotch Bonnet), Basil, Oregano and Parsley. Our garden has gone through a bit of a metamorphosis in the last couple of years and I’m not equipped for more than that this year.
The Tomatoes all popped out quite quickly, the Courgettes the same but the Chilli’s took a long time to germinate and to date the Scotch Bonnet are still keeping us waiting!
I grow some vegetables every year but have always wanted a dedicated kitchen garden where I can grow most of my vegetables and herbs, I don’t have time for an allotment even if I could get one. This small, but perfectly formed kitchen garden is a start and what we can’t eat we will swap with the neighbours, I’ve already been offered some beetroot, love it, all organic and fresh!
How does your garden grow this Spring??