1st February! I’m ready to go!

Hello there!  I’ve become a window gardener recently looking out and staying in the warm!  The instant cold snap caught me by surprise and I lost all of my chillies, a very sad day for me.

Luckily, I did buy a pack of mixed chilli seeds from Wisley Show last September, and they are going to be planted this month and set upon my ‘hot tray’ that gets them going.

If you don’t have a hot tray, Access sell them.  Have a look at their web site, www.garden-products.co.uk

As you know, last year I used the square foot gardening method in my raised beds.

I have decided to go with the old fashioned ‘row’ system this year, but using the raised beds, my rows will be 4’ long.  I will stagger the sowing of seeds to help my crop continue.  I’m also hoping to have lots of colour in the beds too.

I realised that I wasn’t very good at remembering to sow again and again, so I had big gaps in my crops.

Also, I had lots of success with things we didn’t eat too much off, like marrow, and would have like more beetroot and spring onions.

A herb bed in going to be a newcomer to my beds too this year.  I will use the square foot idea here to try to make a pattern and keep the herbs organised.  Well, that’s the plan anyway.

I have some new recipes to share with you, and am looking forward to this year in the garden and sharing ideas and hearing from all of you.

The best news of all is that Access Garden Products is now on facebook.  Please visit it and click ‘like’  we can keep in touch on there too.

Happy gardening.

Anne. X