I always find the Winter months the hardest in terms of feeling happy and motivated, then around the end of February when the evenings start to get lighter and the first signs of Spring appear I start to feel better. This is when I start planning what I’m going to grow in our garden for the coming year.
Grow your Own
We have been growing our own food for quite some time now and it’s definitely been a process of trial and error. Some foods are just easier to grow than others. I think I’m now at the point where I know what I can and can’t do. Last year in our garden I was successful in growing potatoes, salad, strawberries and tomatoes.
This year I want to try my hand at some more fruit and this is where Rocket Gardens come in…
‘A Rocket Garden is a box brimming full of baby organic vegetable and herb plants packed in golden straw and delivered direct to your door. All you have to do is pop your baby plants into their new home to begin growing your own vegetables, herbs or fruit. They can be grown in allotments, raised beds or pots and containers’.
The box I received was the Rocket Gardens Compact Fruit Garden, it was packed full of goodies. It contains 1 x Redcurrant bush, 1 x Blackcurrant bush, 1 x Gooseberry bush, 4 x Raspberry canes, 4 x Strawberry runners , 1 x Rhubarb crown.
The boxes are great for beginner gardeners because they can be grown either in containers, vegetable patch or raised beds. I still haven’t decided whether to pot mine in the back garden or whether to plant them down at the allotment.
Unfortunately due to the recent rainy West Country weather I haven’t yet had an opportunity to plant any of my new plants which is very frustrating but as the very handy growing guide states…‘Your plants are currently dormant…’ ‘plants will happily sit for a week or so without you actually doing anything with them.’
With the strawberry runners however I have put them in the fridge as per the instructions, apparently I can store them in there until I’m ready to plant them. I am hoping for some better weather over the next few days so I can actually get all of the bushes planted and ready to go.
See how I got on with this in my Creating a Fruit Garden post.