Thursday, July 21, 2011

Greensmart Pots

It's planting time yet again.  After an absence from gardening have stocked up on salads for this coming spring.  These Greensmart planters are fantastic as they are self-watering, self-fertilising and are elevated - no bending down.  Purchased the stands from Sage Horticultural products in Cheltenham, specially designed for these pots.

This planter has corn salad, spinach, 2 strawberry plants and lettuce.

This planter has the same but pak choy in stead of spinach.   In the garden beds I have perpetual spinach, rhubarb, parsley and various herbs.  This year will plant some tomatoes.    

Nagami Cumquats

I think it's going to be a bumper year for cumquats - not quite ready yet.   These are not the variety for jam but they are lovely to eat straight from the tree.  Now all we need is a bit of sunshine.

I'm determined this year to become self-sufficient in the produce department - the prices of some fruit and vegies are ridiculous when you can grown your own - tastes so much nicer!!!!   


  1. That would be great for the girls to pick their own produce in the garden. Get that site ready with lots of compost and manures!!

  2. Evelyne, i need your help to start a veggie garden this year!

  3. Nice! That is a wonderful goal to grow your own fruits and veggies.