One thing we have learnt from the whole pandemic is how much we would like to grow our own fruit and vegetables in our garden.
Long term plans when we move to our forever home I am hoping we will have space for our own vegetable garden area, in the dream it would be a walled garden area of its own. However, where we currently live, our back garden is on a hill. We are going to work on tiering this out over time however it won’t be big enough for a dedicated area for growing fruit and veg.
With this in mind, we are looking at alternatives for our garden and are settling on raised beds around the tiers which can house a whole variety of fruit and veg.
When we first moved into our home we did attempt to grow some tomatoes and potatoes in pots and grow bags, however, it didn’t end well. So we left it and still haven’t attempted again 12 years on!
Next summer though I have big plans for the start of our grow our own journey.
I am looking to get some raised beds made that are similar to these, they will serve 2 purposes in our garden, firstly they will be the beds for our homegrown goodies but also they will give our garden a bit of structure. this is something that our garden is currently missing.
As we learn to become gardeners and grow our own we are going to start with easy fruit and vegetables to grow. I’ve done a little bit of research and the most popular ones to start with seem to be the following;
If I could grow any of these I would be genuinely chuffed! Especially as we eat so many of all of those.
One thing I have noticed from the research I am doing though is it’s not just a case of making the beds, shoving the plants in and waiting for them to grow. I have to content with little bugs and birds that will want to feast on our crops, then there is making sure the soil is nourished enough to grow the veg.
I really can’t wait to start on the garden journey and share this with you all, if you love your garden or knows someone who does, why not check out this inspiring gift list for a keen gardener.