In a year where it feels like we are still waiting, waiting, waiting; suddenly the waiting has stopped and I am getting ready for the new growing season for vegetables.Vegebag I have been sent to trial. I have not paid for this item but I am under no obligation to write about it or say anything nice.
Coco & Coir compost, which also I have been sent. I have previously bought this compost and I am a big fan of it so I had no hesitation in agreeing to trial some which means I have not paid for the block I am using this year. It arrives as a block that you add water to and within 20 minutes you have beautiful soft compost. I have planted Broad Beans 'Robin Hood' in this one. The Vegebag should help protect the beans from mice (of which I have frequent visits) and other pests. Rain and light can get through the mesh, I am hoping that it will keep blackfly off too. I will keep you informed.Coco Boost to try this year. This is peat-free as are all their products and includes added nutrients. Beans are quite hungry to get started so I am hoping that this will give them a good start. I just mixed this in with the main block of coir compost and it made just the right amount I needed for the VegeBag. PlantBox living wall system that I have been sent to trial. This too I have not paid for but my words and opinions remain my own. It was very easy to put together and I have attached it to my outhouse door. There are two reasons for attaching it here. Firstly it is a dull space that needs a bit of joy adding to it, secondly it is within quick reach of the back door. I intend to grow some herbs in this and we all know that the closer to the back door you grow things the more likely you are to use them. Thirdly (three reasons, there are three reason why it is attached here), thirdly it was easy to attach to the wooden door. I shall be planting it up over the next couple of weeks as we get beyond the frost zone. I shall report back on how it develops. The PlantBox has an internal watersump system so that you can keep the plants easily watered. There are clever little indicators so you can keep a check on the water levels.
Franchi Seeds and let them soak overnight before sowing. I swear one of them is looking at me.....
So exciting times ahead, I am already looking forward to this year's produce which bodes well for keeping me engaged in growing it. I will keep you updated as to progress.
Stay safe all and be kind.