At the end of March, we started to plant some vegetable seeds as part of our Grow Your Own efforts. This included tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, zucchini, basil as well as a few other things.
It’s recommended that you use seed compost, but we just used the “normal” stuff that we still had lying around. To make sure that the compost was light and free-draining, we mixed it with vermiculite. Then we sowed the seeds according to the instructions on the packets, added a label and waited.
This is what they started out as. The butternut squashes in the picture took ages to germinate, but some of our other seeds were quick to show some shoots.
We placed all the pots in our orangery side porch and waited for the magic to happen.
It’s amazing and bizarrely satisfying to watch your own veg grow. About two and a half months after sowing the seeds, this is what it looks like.
It’s practically taking over! We moved some of the plants into the garden a few weeks ago and should probably do the same with the rest, but it has been raining all of the time (yes, I know the sun was shining when I took the photo). As soon as it stops, we will give you an update on our outdoor veg…