Well sound strange but we grow in raised beds in the front garden as only that side of the house is getting the sun. we use the Any shape easy raised bed in a circle shape at the centre of the front gravel garden and an oval shape just in front of the house.
Potatoes we grow in the potato pod- the planter that grow with the potatoes- as we really enjoyed it last year. will do again and will add few more to get different variety at different time.
Seems like our online shop doing well too, as we sold many potato pods this year that were not advertised at all.
AS it was snowing we will wait another week to start outdoor and so far sowing indoor in a window planter that we currently launching.
Got spuds and onions/shallot sets in the beds at the plot. The greenhouse has herbs (tarragon, chives, mint) in pots and a load of onion seeds. Windowsills have a lot going on too (toms, artichokes, brocolli plus loads of bits).
I haven't put too much in the ground because of the weather, but I expect in 2 weeks I'll be sowing broad beans and hardening off some seedlings before going in the ground.
This has been the longest winter in a long time and it seemed like i would never end!!!
I've just acquired an allotment plot. Our village didn't have any and after a lot of nudging the council,3 years later we have a site :o) When we got it it was a ploughed meadow so a lot of hard work needs to go into it before we can start to plant. Potatoes are going in next weekend to help to break up the heavy clay soil we have.
The weather's been great the last few days and in my greenhouse,sweet-corn,courgettes,pumpkins,broad beans and peppers and chili's have started to germinate. Yesterday in my patch at home I sowed radish and beetroot.
It's all happening a month late here for us but it'll all catch up soon. I hope your plot has started to dry out Darrell and getting some work done?
I also planted 2nd earlies and main crop spuds at the weekend...it's good to get the growing season underway :o) In the greenhouse courgettes,pumpkins,squash,kale,chard and all manor of beans and tomatos are germinating ready to be planted out when the frosts have gone.
Our allotment soil is so clay that we are going to have to rotivate again this weekend to sort the tilth out!!
what a differnece a couple of weeks makes..
2 week ago to wet to dig or plant
this weekend temp 18 % plot drying out enough to be planted first and second early potoatos.