So I have never been into gardening or too fused about gardening to be honest. I arrived on a lovely late April morning at my little plot. A half plot, that seemed huge to me. I started by digging and clearing and then stood back after many many hours, to admire an empty plot with 3 beds!
My thoughts only at this point was – as long as I can get vegetables for my Christmas dinner, I would be happy.
My first plant was brussel sprouts from the garden centre along with sprouting broccoli. I bought dry peas and runner beans which I placed in my sprouter to start them off (the peas and beans) thinking that I would get them started off so that they had a head start in the ground. All that did was make them rot in the ground as they were too wet! That was my first disappointment – thinking I would be picking fresh peas in no time – but it didn’t quite work out like that. I also thought that everything had to have sticks to help them grow…. there were bamboo canes everywhere!