Sunday, 14 August 2011

Plenty of Greenery

My veg containers this year - looking lush, in full bloom and growing well.  Courgettes are doing really well in their slightly larger containers this year.  I think the liberal application of well rotted manure has certain helped and plentiful watering.

Note the plastic water bottle with the bottom cut off and pushed in to the soil.  This helps the water get directly to the roots.

The runner beans just coming in to flower although the mixed salad leaves, especially the rocket, has pretty much gone to seed and wasn't a great success.  Great to pick the leaves when I needed them but they didn't last long and I didn't do much succession sowing - which didn't help.

The tomato planter is hidden away at the back with three different varieties - a few more being in pots elsewhere on the patio.