Tuesday, 28 April 2009

A place to begin

This blog begins about three weeks in to our little gardening project. It's been a riot so far, you've really missed out. We've lugged comedy compost and cried over spilt seeds, and debated over whether I stole the cleaner's mop bucket or not, you get the idea.... it's been a rollercoaster. Anyhow, here's what's in the botanical menagerie thus far:

- Tomatoes (All upwards varieties: Roma plum, Moneymaker and Golden sunrise), Mixed salad (includes Mizuna, Pak Choi and Rocket), Swiss chard, Borage, Climbing nasturtiums, Sunflowers, Courgettes, Beetroot, Strawberry, Apple mint, Coriander & Parsley
And then there's a few flowers (some edible and some not), to brighten things up:
-Sweetpea, Patio rose , Poppies, Wild flower mixtures, Pansies, Calendula

I decided to try and grow mainly edible flowers, both for their colour and so I can try out colourful salad petals. I've heard you can even cook sunflowers in some capacity, so I'll no doubt be giving that a go too. In trying to decide what to grow, we've opted for veg that's generally more expensive to buy in the shops, and that doesn't take up too much growing room for the amount you get back (ie. potatoes and carrots are cheap, and would take up a lot of space to grow, so we're opting for beans, salads, baby courgettes, etc - and looking out for anything that will grow upwards).

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