This Spring I had every good intention of growing my own courgettes from seed, but time ran away with me. Luckily, this week I went to a fabulous early summer fayre and bought two healthy courgette plants.
Last year I planted my courgettes in a raised vegetable border and they expanded so much they swamped some of my other veg!!! To avoid this problem again, I’ve decided to grow them in growbags.
I flipped the growbag face up and cut a hole in the top of the growbag, the same diameter as the courgette plant pot.
Finally, I made a well in the growbag, the same size as the courgette pot and watered, before taking the courgette out of it’s pot and planting in the growbag.
I’ve placed the growbag in a sheltered, sunny position and will keep well watered. The trick with using a growbag is to make sure it doesn’t dry out!
Planting out Tumbling Toms
I then very carefully removed each plant from the seed tray and planted into two hanging baskets, planting at regular intervals before watering well. The baskets are now hanging on a sunny wall and I can’t wait for a bumper crop of delicious, juicy tomatoes to come tumbling down!
Harvesting First Swift Potatoes
The Swift Potatoes I chitted in February and planted out on the 13th March are now ready for harvesting. Today, I carefully rummaged inside the potato sacks and extracted enough new potatoes for two adults and two fussy children!
I’ve left the plants still intact in the hope that they’ll continue to produce more potatoes. I plan to serve today’s crop with melted butter and fresh mint from the garden.