Container Gardening - Sowing Seeds
I am afraid that today's post is going to have to be short and sweet. I need to get into the garden and start sowing vegetable seeds. I have to time it so I catch the brief sunny spells between the spring showers.
Every year I grow a few beans, tomatoes, herbs and salad crops in pots and troughs. I've even had a small crop of carrots!
We have a small strawberry bed and a few extra strawberry plants in a trough. They do amazingly well in containers. I had a wonderful crop last year.
We had so many strawberries that we got tired of eating them fresh so I made two batches of strawberry jam!
I also grow a few apples. I treated myself to two espaliered apple trees that are planted in large pots. They make the garden look interesting and produce sweet, crunchy fruit too.
Of course, there is a constant battle with the slugs and snails but no matter how meagre the harvest, nothing tastes as good as the food you've grown yourself. It's time to get sowing!