Grow your own

Welcome to: DigYourOwnaForCorona

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

By the3growbags

We're three sisters who love gardening, plants and even the science of horticulture but we're not all experts. We'd love everyone even remotely interested in their gardens to be part of our blogsite.

6 replies on “Welcome to: DigYourOwnaForCorona”

This is a great idea, I usually try and grow a few bits but also forget when to start and what i should be doing so this will be so helpful. Thanks

Aww thank you Alison. Yes spring is all of a sudden upon us, so this is the perfect time to get going together isn’t it? Hopefully doing it like this will make us feel less ‘on our own’ right now too!

This is a wonderful idea. Thank you for taking the time to put so much advice online. Today is fabulous in the garden. I’ve just checked how my garlic is coming on – and it’s doing well. We are going to need our gardens over the next months to keep us from going stir-crazy!

Yes exactly Philip – and hopefully if we’re all doing this together it’ll make us feel a bit more jolly too! Thank you so much for sending us that encouragement.

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