I am so happy with my new container veggie garden. My South facing London courtyard garden has been coming on leaps and bounds. I think the sheltered nature of it means that these courgettes are fairly well ahead of most others. This one above is a Romanesco Courgette
from Seeds of Italy.
This climbing Black Forest courgette
is a great way to save space in a small garden, they will climb up a trellis! I have interplanted them with Blauhilde
climbing French beans. The beans will climb up the climbing courgette which will climb up the trellis!
I can't believe the size of my broad beans either! These are just Masterpiece broad beans
but they are 5 foot tall already! This is the South facing wall, so I am growing most veggies here.
Also very pleased with the plastic potato planters. I have been earthing them up gradually to the top of the container and keeping them well watered. Time is coming now, I think, for a little peek. The Rocket new potatoes
should be just about ready.
I bought some grow bags and some metal plant supports for the tomatoes
here. I can tie all the canes together for additional support. Lots of sunlight here in the middle of the garden so they should do OK if I can keep them well watered.
and I didn't think my rhubarb
would do as well as it has done in the first year after lifting and dividing crowns from my old allotment. I suppose they might have needed dividing, and I did give them a lovely bed of rotted manure here. This is a West facing wall so it gets mid day and afternoon sunlight.
Right next door to the rhubarb on this South West corner is my Tayberry
. I transplanted this one from my old allotment too. A Tayberry is a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry.
Lots of flowers and fruit forming here, the bees are loving it.