Plans for plantings and layout in my vege garden for this winter. Some of it is already in and ready and growing, others are not even in the seed sown stage.
I really want to try my hand at growing artichoke. I love the look of the plant, and I love eating the globe. Being they need at least 2 meter spacing I will attempt to grow three plants (three whole plants omg!) in the last bed of my patch. As they grow so high they will not shade any other bed in the morning sunlight and will be well enough out of the way for maneuvering between beds.
As they take a while to grow, I will make as much use of the space as I can trying to get some herbs up and running in the richness of my garden beds (and out of the way of trampling puppy paws). I realise it is a commitment as I will need two years to really grow them to get a decent crop, so I am giving over a bed for a substantial amount of time. I am really hoping it will be worth it.
Dad brought down a fantastic magazine for me. Its a basic ‘how to’ gardening guide put out by the organic gardening magazine. In it there was a sowing and seedling season for a range of vegetables and herbs. Using this I will also be growing some carrots and beans in one of my current beds only occupied by basil.
Yet again the planning is part of the experiment to see what I can and cannot grow and if the yield is worth it.