Today has certainly been filled with excitement and slight anxiety….
After a trip to my local garden centre for lunch and a browse, I came home and harvested my first carrots which I have grown in containers since the Summer. I bought the seeds through a surprise bundle offer with The Telegraph and Thompson & Thompson, F1 Purple Sun and F1 Cosmic Purple.
After recently reading many other blogs and allotment posts, I was very excited but also nervous about how well mine had turned out. I have seen lots of photo’s of funny shaped carrots and posts of minimal success, so didn’t know what would be beneath the soil.
Success! My first attempt I am really pleased and proud, no funny shapes or problems. I will update you on the taste later when I have them for tea. Fingers crossed!
Whilst I was outside I checked up on my trough, everything is looking beautiful. I still get excited every time I notice them growing.
From left to right: Mixed lettuce, Radicchio, Carrots – Ideal, Turnips – Atlantic and Purple Spouting Broccoli.
In August I planted all the seeds and plants and went on holiday, came back after a week and my Purple Sprouting Broccoli were attacked by Cabbage White Butterfly and caterpillars. I was gutted and left with just the stems, so off I ran to my trusted expert Andy at the Garden Centre to get advice. After covering them with netting since I am really pleased to see that they are finally fighting back now, yippee!!
Will be back for Part 2……