Monday, 2 May 2011

I'm becoming addicted...

Last July I decided that I'd like to try my hand at gardening so I got my self an allotment until for the remainder of that year. Looking at an allotment plot it doesn't seem all that big but as it turns out, when you're a complete novice on the gardening front a little space takes a lot of maintenance. By September I was heating up there at 9am on a Sunday morning because I was too embarrassed to be soon on my messy weedy plot by any of my clearly more green fingered allotment neighbours!

This year I decided that I would try again but this year, on a slightly smaller scale... my little balcony... which is little. So, for the last 3 weekends I've been to Woodies and/or a Gardening Centre and it has to stop! Who would have thought that it would be possible to make a purchase on every visit??! Seriously. Any my balcony has gone from a barren landscape (poetic licence) to one now growing rosemary, thyme, lavender, parsley, baby carrots, fennel, lettuce, rocket, pak choy and of course, some heather. The mutant cherry tomato plant is inside as it's not quite ready for the big bad world yet :)

3 weeks of growing...

So, fingers crossed that I get some of the aforementioned veg from the planted seeds!

Tomato Plants

I can't quite get over how fast the cherry tomato plant (rhs) is growing. 3 weeks ago that thing was 4-5 inches tall?!