It is often hard to see progress in the garden as we are around it each day, so it’s hard to see how far some plants have come. So today I thought I would share the progress of my planters.
It’s hard to think that a few weeks ago they looked like this. I enthusiastically planted up my little plants from the garden center (coz who’s got time to grow EVERYTHING from seed ;)). This is what the planter looks like today:
It’s like day of the triffids! All the sunny weather, diligent watering and covering at night when there was any sign of a frost has payed off! Now you may see there is further additions to the fortification of the planter. The bamboo sticks were added first to stop my doggy wogs getting into the planter as we had a broccoli theif
And this did the trick for this particular offender as he is a sausage dog therefore has stubby little legs that cannot reach the planter. However the rocket thief is now a repeat offender and has now turned broccoli thief. This cute and fluffy (and old) guy:
Not content with the delicious peppery taste of rocket, he has now moved onto the taste sensation that is broccoli, stem, leaves and roots. Every time he walked past he took a bite, much like the rocket. So we have new tougher fortifications to try and stop him eating my plants!
Onto the second planter, where the broccoli was stolen from. A few weeks ago it looked like this:
This was the rest of my broccoli plants, carrots and a row of onions. I did have my reservations about the broccoli in this planter as they need a lot of space so I thought I would grow them up and see how well they fit after a few weeks. Well here it is today:
Due to the broccoli thief I was down to four broccoli’s in this planter, but I also took one out to reduce to three. They were starting to get a little crowded in there. Fingers crossed with the new fortifications my broccoli will survive!
It’s nice to have a photographic timeline to plot the progress of my veggies. They seem to be doing very well and I hope to be enjoying them in many delicious dishes this coming Autumn!
Until next time, happy gardening!