I am going to start a new series of posts, in my garden #img so I can document what is happening outside of my kitchen each month. Please feel free to link up to this and each month I will include everyone who has done so.
I absolutely love fresh tomatoes, picked straight off the vine. So do my dogs! I had to put the planter on bricks to ensure that they didn’t get to eat all of them. I planted the tomato vine with sage, flat leaf parsley and basil. Tomatoes are great for container planting and need to be planted in late spring or early summer. Try and use a terracotta pot for tomatoes to keep the roots cool. In order to help your tomatoes pollinate, shake the stems gently each day after you have harvested any ripe tomatoes. You can remove the suckers once a week to ensure a better harvest. Tomatoes need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day and the soil must be moist. Water at the base of the plant but be careful not to soak the roots. This tomato vine was bought from a local nursery that grows indigenous plants and encourages sustainable employment.
I bought lettuce leaves and even though they are still very young, I have already picked a few to go into our summer salads, with the tomatoes, and some rocket.
My vegetable planter now has a fence around it so that the dogs can no longer walk through. I have planted carrots, fennel and rocket. I also stuck some marigold seeds that I took off my plants and stuck them in the soil, and they have started to show their leaves already. I see there is a sweet potato plant growing which means we did not harvest all of them!
My tarragon continues to thrive, despite the fence being taken away that was offering some support.
The chilli bush continues to flower and I am hoping for another bumper crop this year.
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What I blogged November 13:
- one year ago – Cinnamon Ice Cream
- two years ago – Ultimate Cookery Course
- four years ago – Secret Santa
- five years ago – Something Sweet Challenge