Vegetable ‘Plots’

CoverAs Spring approached I began to feel lethargic about cleaning around the house – so disheartening when the dust just keeps returning! Suddenly the garden looked promising territory – strange in itself as any previous enthusiasm in that direction quickly disappeared when it became apparent I had pulled up plants not weeds.

Books abound in the library showing when, how, what to grow in your garden with colourful illustrations of healthy, ripe and appetising garden fare.  I decided to buy myself a vegetable plot kitset; erect it; fill it with topsoil and then trawl the abundant library resources to find the perfect veggies to nurture from infancy to adulthood.

I am now avidly waiting for signs of ‘life’ to emerge from my plot and  fantasize about what I can do with my impending vegetable glut.  Grow It, Cook It  was one of many to choose from in the 641 non-fiction area.  All my produce – when it arrives – will be assigned to a delicious recipe from the book.  My pantry and fridge will be filled with culinary delights – yes, you’ve guessed it, I have finally lost the plot …

What vegetables grow quickly and require minimum maintenance?

5 thoughts on “Vegetable ‘Plots’

  1. robertafsmith 10 December 2011 / 1:37 pm

    You have only really lost the plot when you dig up aforementioned veges to see how they are growing!

    • karenbccl 10 December 2011 / 2:18 pm

      It hadn’t occurred to me, but now …

  2. Valerienl 12 December 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Most books show you what the edible part of the plant looks like, but don’t always show what the plant looks like when it has 1.5 leaves. If you grow from seeds, the cat might think you have created a wonderful outdoor dirt-box. Go for seedings then you aviod the worst of that problem and read the instructions on the tag. Radishes are good quick growers.

    • karenbccl 13 December 2011 / 11:20 am

      The cats do think that – I’ve got quite ‘creative’ with poles and netting to avoid this scenario.

  3. Liza 14 December 2011 / 6:31 am

    I think that in the books a lot of nonsense, and only personal experience and love can help to grow the perfect garden. But this is only my opinion)) very well grow onion, beans and salads

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