We have made great progress in the polytunnel. I’d like to share with you the following photos!
A little over 5 months and the floor of the tunnel has gone from barren to blooming.
It’s a great reminder of the wonder of mother nature, and the amazing miracle of how a tiny seed matures into a plant to display the most amazing produce in such a short time.
In case you missed it, here’s a link to how and why we started growing our own.
Initially we thought planting over 22 varieties of fruit and vegetable might be a little ambitious, but it certainly paid off.
Sure, there are changes we will make for next year, like laying cardboard down first before adding new soil, to prevent weeds (we had trouble with fern and thistle) or growing potatoes outside, (they took up a lot of space in the tunnel). Other than that, there isn’t a whole lot we’d do differently.
To date we have grown strawberries, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, onions, beetroot, cabbage, pak choi, peas, cucumber, courgette, broccoli, tomatoes, peppers, kale and salad. We are patiently anticipating our crop of melon, swede, squash, leek, celery, aubergine and our second crop of beetroot and carrot.
The sheer joy of picking a vegetable fresh from your garden and enjoying it on your plate less than an hour later has been so rewarding.
Have you had fun in the garden this year? What did mother nature teach you this season?