After a very slow start to the year, suddenly it is go go go in the veg garden.Vegebag that I was sent to trial there is the first signs of broad beans. This is Broad Bean Robin Hood and so far so good. 'Makatea Treasure Island', bought from Thompson and Morgan at a discount price as I am trialling them for them. I have tried growing sweet potatoes previously to no success. I had decided they were not a realistic possibility. That was several years ago and different cultivars are now available. I also grew them outside previously whereas this year I decided to reuse a packing container and grow them in the greenhouse. I am keeping them well watered and you can see how much growth they are putting out. They seem to have settled in quickly and if nothing else they are decorative. So keep your fingers crossed for me and I will report back on progress.
PlantBox living wall planter I am trialling is looking stunning. Now before you get all harrumphy and start muttering about 'that doesn't look very veggy to me', I direct your eyes down to the perpetual spinach in the bottom tier and some lemon coriander. The petunias and nicotinia are helping attract pollinators to the veg container gardener close by so they are playing their part. The water reservoir system certainly seems to be working as the plants have not wilted at all. I am keeping an eye on the water levels and topping them up, but it really seems to be working very well.