Saturday, 3 September 2011

~ The Art of Not Growing vegetables!! ~

Well here we are in September, can't believe how quickly this Summer and I use that word loosely !! has gone.I thought I would tell you about my  experiment this year, a little vegetable patch as I am a total novice at veggie growing ,I mean how hard can it be ?.
So I set about carving out a little space In the garden and prepared it with veggie grow compost and other additives (The stinky kind) and away I went sowing my lovely seeds,I planted broccoli,green beans ,broad beans,beetroot,aubergines, peppers butternut squash and my  pumpkins,I had big Ideas for these pumpkins ,I spend a small fortune on pumpkins to decorate the house at Halloween,so I was feeling rather pleased with myself at this brain wave idea of growing my own.
My lovely hubby finds it amusing that Ive got another obsession ,because that's what happens when I decide I like something I go a bit over the top ha ha he's took to calling me Barbara you know felicity Kendal character in 70'S show The Good Life  which I don't mind at all he keeps saying when are the chickens arriving ? little does he know Ive been looking into the notion of having a few chicky's !!Anyway back to the veggies,I have had a hard lesson I've realised a few weeks down the line that It isn't as easy as I had thought ,I have a war going on in my veggie plot between slugs ,snails,caterpillars and little ole me .I have tried everything to keep the little blighters of my greens but so far Slugs/snails 1 ..Me 0.

And has for the pumpkins and butternut squash ,plenty of flowers but no signs of even a little itty bit one yet at this rate I might have one at Xmas,can you have Xmas pumpkins ??
As and when any vegetables actually decide to make an appearance ,you can bet I'm gunner post about it
Bye for now Barbara (Manda) xx


Beans ,I think

Please grow into a pumpkin...Please!!

This is what it should look like...This photo and the one's underneath are courtesy of the internet 

<>Tom & Barbara ,The Good Life 
How fab does this look??


My arch enemy's have been at it again poor brocolli!!

My veggy plot

~This so applies to me ~

~This so applies to me ~

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