Do you fancy having a go at growing some veg this summer? Getting out-of-doors will help us combat the challenge of isolation during this time and learning the basics of growing our own food has to be a good thing. What better project than growing some of your own produce this year.
It might be good to order some of what you’ll need. You can get these from good old Amazon or a garden centre (compost is bizarrely hard to source on-line), but they don’t cost much.
- Small sharp spade
- Seed potatoes – ones labelled ‘first’ or ‘second’ earlies
- Small bag of onion sets
- Seed packets: broad bean; dwarf green beans; courgettes; squashes; tomatoes, salad leaves, plus winter veg, cabbages, sprouts, parsnips
- Half a dozen strawberry plants
- Plus: Around three bags of peat-free compost and a couple of bags of manure if you can get them + some little pots – even old yoghurt pots will do.
You can see our 14 steps to creating a veg patch here. Our regular Saturday gardening blog now includes a veg-growing section. We’d love you to join us. You can get on board here