Every year, I concentrate on different crops, here’s what’s growing on the plot in 2017….
It’s still so early in the year so I haven’t planted any of my annual crops yet, I’m going to give it another few weeks. However I do have my annuals, herbs and fruit and within a few weeks, I’ll have loads of plants to update you on.
My polytunnel is 6ft by 15ft, it’s not a huge space but it’s more than enough for me to grow some crops that I would otherwise be unable to cultivate due to our temperate climate. Thus far in 2016, these are the crops I have growing in the polytunnel.
Fruit takes longer than veggies to establish and often, a gardener will wait years before harvesting any fruit from their plants. I only grow a few types of fruit on the plot but the most success I’ve had with any crop ,fruit or veg, every year is without a doubt my Rhubarb.
My much loved herb garden is my favourite part of the allotment. Situated right outside my shed, it’s the first thing you smell when you walk on to the plot. A real sensory garden, currently in the herb garden I have Lavender, Sage, Rosemary, Lemon Thyme, Lemon Balm, Camomile, Bay, Chives, and Russian Sage
Due to the seasonality of growing vegetables, the veggies on my plot vary from month to month but these are the veggies currently growing outdoors on the plot in March 2017 Red Kale, Curly Kale, Swiss Chard, Asparagus, Artichokes and that’s about it until mid-March until I really get planting. Watch this space.