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Patio Veg Update 5815

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I couldn’t wait any longer and dug up a carrot!   They could do with a little longer, but I was very impressed with my first home grown carrot.  It even tasted like a carrot too.

The small pots on the cart have black kale in which I am growing from seed.  They have all sprouted so far!

My potatoes are all growing like mad and should be ready to start eating from the end of October.

The three giant pots (50cms) have carrots, leeks and an aubergine plant. I’ve been popping toilet roll tubes over the bases of the leeks to ‘blanch’ them.  This should encourage more of the white part of the leek to grow.

We’ve had a good few courgettes and they are delicious.  Apparently you can get up to 30 from one plant.  Some of our fruits have not been growing as the flower has not been pollinated.  I have pollinated some myself and have now added two wall baskets to entice the bees to this part of the patio.  I was pretty impressed with my first DIY wall basket efforts.

I also have some cauliflowers to plant, but need to prepare my new birthday planters first as they’re wooden.

My hanging tomato plant has a few orange tomatoes now and the tall one you can see on the cart has three good size tomatoes developing.  I’ve since discarded the yellowing leaves at the base of this plant, but have read they may not always be anything to be worry about, doh.

I’m thinking of planting a few more brassicas before the growing season is over and then I’ll have to wait until I can really get going with my growing next spring!  Very excited.