Sunday, 8 January 2017

Trying to grow some veggies

We have limited space outside, we live in a  terrace house oop north, Lancashire, my house is the only one on the block with a lovely privet hedge that runs around the front, but no front garden or outdoor space for anything.

Out the back we have a paved yard, no grass at all as all the terrace are the same up here we are lucky that our yard is some what bigger than most even with a kitchen extension running into it. I would really like to try and grow some fruit and veggies this year in pots, planters hanging baskets in anything i can really i have seen some pvc greenhouse type things on ebay for around £20 each but not going to splurge just yet i may come across something or concoct something myself that would be suitable.

The yard is a L shape with high walls all around so its pretty sheltered and gets allot of sun in the better months so fingers crossed i can produce something. I do manage to grow plants well in this space so we shall see, all the lillies and clematis love it there.


i would basically have enough room for this sort of thing


i have some bushy shrubs and a tree that ive had for years in some pots but i could place them anywhere really, even round the corner.


i was temped to have the bins on the back street as this would free up the area around the corner more but people tend to steal the bins so not sure about that


anyway its all in my head but im hoping to try at least, any tips on where to start from you lovely people would be great


Enjoy your Sunday

Sammie xx

8 comments:

  1. No tips I'm afaid but I'm looking forward to reading as its something we're also hoping to do this year. We don't have much space either but we do have a small raised bed which has been dug over and I'm trying to decide what would be a good idea to grow in it. I'm hoping for some free standing pots too. X

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  2. Hi Jules, im thinking i want some bush variety of tomato plants, peppers, salad and some fruit plants strawberrys, blueberrys etc hopefully something will grow lol
    sammie xx

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  3. If you have a Morrisons around, last year where the flowers and indoor plants are there are usually some large black buckets/pots 8 for 99p if I remember correctly, even growing herbs saves so much money xx

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    1. i will have to have a look, we are quiet lucky with Poundshop, Poundland,Poundworld,B&M, The Range, Aldi Tesco Asda Wilko and Homebargains close by so should find some cheap bits i hope. I see wilko have seeds in at 29p a pack
      sammie xx

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  4. THink about growing vertically. you can train peas and beans up a wall. grow strawberries in guttering interspersed with herbs (unless the slugs are in the soil already, you wont get slugs in this). those tomato hanging baskets do quite well.

    Take a look at your shopping and only give space to the food that you eat all the time. Remembering that although asparagus is lovely, it takes years to establish and has an extremely short season. Same as strawberries, short window. Maybe guttering with lettuce in is a really good idea. Courgettes if you have 2 plants I have found will grow like the clappers and you will give away surplus, as long as you pick constantly. Same as peas and beans. Runner beans produce carrier bags full at the height of production.

    Plan carefully now, I have found a winter making plans of new gardens really helps with the summer and what I can grow. Some really good blogs are

    http://marksvegplot.blogspot.co.uk/

    https://notjustgreenfingers.wordpress.com/

    both very good blogs that say exactly what they are doing. They have both really helped me in the past.

    Good luck it is well worth growing what ever you can.

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    1. Hi Sol, thank you for the great information, hoping to try growing, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, runners, peppers, and some sort of fruit but was wondering about the fruit weather they fruit the same year ect
      sammie xx

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  5. something like this below link, they have built a frame, but I was thinking you could make it attached to pallets, you can ask at double glazing places if you can take the pallets or we have found them at tile shops. Dont take the blue ones though, we have found they fall apart quicker.

    http://www.hungryhealthyhappy.com/diy-strawberry-guttering/

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    1. I will check it out-thank you
      sammie xx

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