There hasn’t been much focus on our garden since the blog began, mainly because we look out of the window, look at each other, and wonder what on earth we’re going to do with it. For now it’s just “there” but this year we’ve both been a little bit more committed to trying to keep it looking tidier.
A few weeks ago, one of the other residents on our estate offered up some little tomato plants for free via the residents Facebook group and I took a couple, wondering if it might be possible to actually grow something instead of destroy it which is how most of my green-fingered attempts end.
After repotting them, they stood on top of a cupboard in the garden in a nice sunny spot and away from all the slugs, loosely tethered to a cane to help them grow. It didn’t take long for them to need a new home and my colleague who is very clever at growing things said I could keep them in the pots but really they needed to be grown against a fence if possible, to give them a supporting structure and direction.
There was only really one part of the garden that they’d be safe without being swamped by other bushes and plants but it was smothered in brambles so one evening after work I dug deep and spent two hours clearing the area, creating a little space for the two tomato plants plus a rosemary bush.
Not only does this little patch of garden look much lovelier now but the tomato plants are thriving and there’s even the first hint of tiny tomatoes growing! I must get some feed for them because the leaves at the bottom of the plants are turning a bit yellow which my good friend Google tells me is to do with either over-watering or not enough nutrients in the soil or both.
Another mini-house project ticked off the list, and as a bonus we also unearthed an outdoor plug for an old lamp we didn’t think worked (because we couldn’t find the plug) and it works! I might have to get Pete to write one of these mini-house project posts once he’s fitted new lights…don’t hold your breath
How green are your fingers? Any tips for my tomato plants?
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