Garden progress (1st year)
The pictures above are of my balcony and back garden. The balcony is were the tomatoes and herbs are along with a greenhouse frame made from bamboo and black tape haha it’s really bad but it’s a work in progress. The back garden is a work in progress for vegetables and fruit.
This is the patch and greenhouse I have made for the strawberries. It’s very makeshift but i’m really pleased with it. I think it might be a bit small but at least the plants runners now have more room to flourish and hopefully the greenhouse will help increase the humidity and give some much needed wind protection.
Here are the leeks and beetroot. The leeks are doing okay but the beetroot seem to be thriving in the ground. I have a couple more in pots as well so hopefully they will start to do just as good.
This is a lemon herb plant and is used more as a decorative feature for the garden.
This is one of two Apple trees; the other one isn’t doing so well. Hopefully in the future I can get both of them in the ground as part of a mini orchid. That would be awesome with a wee sitting area 🙂
Here are two plants already in the ground. Although this would be completely changed in the future. Ideally another patch for berries running up towards the area where the pea plants are and I would seal of the garden with a mesh type fence to stop the weeds from the neighbours garden from invading. I must say it’s really enjoyable seeing it all come together.
The cucumber plant has recovered really well from the slug and snail crisis it was going through early on. The leaves have such a strange feeling. I think I need this plant in a greenhouse with tomatoes and the like.
The peas are really interesting plants. They reach out and connect with each other, it’s so cool. I put in bigger bamboo sticks so they can continue to climb and hopefully thrive. The pot closest to the grey fence was blocked and hidden in the shade by a makeshift drawer pot filled with soil and spring onions which has since been dismantled.
The potatoes and carrots.
The potatoes have started to come up but i suspect it may be too late although i’m really pleased as i was sure they were long gone.
The carrots on the other hand have been kicking ass and I look forward to harvesting them. I need to spread the seeds better next year though.
Here are some tomatoes on the plants on the balcony, really cool but I really need them in a greenhouse it’s been terrible weather in Glasgow this summer.
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