First tentative shoots of spring.

I love this time of year, everything seems to be getting ready to burst into life, you can almost sense the possibilites in the air. All my planning through the dark winter months of what I’ll be growing in my vegetable garden start taking shape.

One of the first things I get going is the chillies and tomatoes which need a long a growing season as possible, so need to be started off in a warm place as soon as you can. I went for an outdoor variety of chilli this year, and I hope to get a good harvest this year.

Have you started growing yet? and what are you planning on growing this year that you have never tried before?

And here’s a cute springtime picture of my son and I with some lambs……

13 responses to this post.

  1. […] pleasingly well have been my 2 Pimientos de Padron chilli plants, I have lovingly nurtured these since spring, and they have struggled through the cold wet winter and are finally flourishing. I […]

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  2. Thanks Alan, how are your plants doing? and how did the overwintered ones do?
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  3. Lovely picture with your son and the lambs Marcus. That’s a very healthy looking seedling too, good luck with the chilli growing this year.

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  4. Thanks Mad Dog, you growing much?
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  5. Good luck with your planting – I hope you have a good year 😉

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  6. We had disastrous veg crop last year due to pigeons. They got our purple sprouting, peas, sweet corn, salad leaves, beans, just about everything, but we had two good years previously. Have taken down our chicken pen this year and going to out in two further raised beds, bringing total to 6. One is going to belong to daughter who is very keen. One might be a flower, inc edible flower, bed. Luckily I have a live in gardener who does most of the work and I do a bit of design, cropping and cooking! Always have sorrel, rosemary, sage, chard on the go, but hardly ever use sorrel as it goes a bit unappealing and sludgy. And big news here. This year we are going to plant asparagus. Notoriously slow growing, but if it works, should be glorious!

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    • Sorrel is my favourite herb, I just use it as a salad leaf, and mixed in with baby spinach gives the salad a lovely lemony kick in every few leaves.
      Great news on the asparagus, I might pop some crowns in next year.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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  7. Thanks for getting me thinking about growing again. Patio’s are great for hanging basket toms, strawberries, had a great nasturtium crop last year too, delicious! Slugs ate all my rocket sadly. Mmmm tomato & nasturtium salads in the sunshine…. ….

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  8. Thats such a cute picture! I tried growing a few things on the patio last year using grow bags and pots but nothing really grew that well… think I’m going to wait until I have a proper garden!

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    • Thank you. What did you try growing?
      Some of the simpler things to grown are salads, such a rocket, as long as they are kept well watered they’ll do great in a large pot or grow bag.
      Cheers
      Marcus

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