This year, Shane and I decided that we wanted to try grow our own vegetables. He was actually more into it to start off with, with be being a little hesitant. As we have “free range” chickens in our back garden, and not much sun, I thought it would be better to try grow them in containers out the front instead. I bought loads of terracotta pots and some compost and planted some seeds. I got slightly addicted and ended up spending way too much money haha!
I ended up buying the tomatoes, peppers, strawberries and peas as seedlings from our local garden centre as it was a bit late in the season to start them, but they’ve come on so much since then! We bought the herbs from one of our trips to a National Trust house one day along with a pack of wildflowers too. Everything else (lettuce, spinach, beetroot, carrots, & broccoli) was started from seed.
So far, I’ve ate the majority of the spinach, and I have a few pods popping out and loads of flowers on my pea plants, and my tomato plant is doing quite well too! Since I took these photos all at different times from first planting the herbs to today, I love how you can really see how the plants have grown since then. It’s amazing to look back and see how far everything has come since then.
It seriously feels so good to pick your own food straight out of the garden and be able to eat it. I can’t wait for everything else to be ready to eat – I think the peas and strawberries will be next. I know everything is a little cramped, but I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to keep everything alive as long as I have. I’ll definitely plan it out a little better next year, with a few more additions too. I’m thinking of starting some brussel sprouts while I’ve still got the chance too. Let me know if you grow your own veg! I’d love to hear your stories! :)