I have set up the brand-new vegetable planter, bought seedlings from the nursery, studied up on buddy planting to see which of the seedlings will grow well together and then lovingly planted all the new herb and vegetable seedlings. With the new veggie planter it has been exceptionally easy to do and surprisingly, it was lots of fun! Now it’s time to sit back, give the plants an excellent day-to-day watering and lots of TLC and then see what happens. As this is my first foray into vegetable gardening I’m ecstatic but likewise just a little sceptical. Can I do actually do this? Time will tell …
I believed you may be interested in what I’ve planted. As I have negative experiences with planting from seed in the past, I decided my very first attempt at veggie gardening need to be planting from seedlings ( Instant gratification is what I was truly choosing here. When I am a little bit more experienced with this), we’ll leave the seed planting for a time.
So here is what I’ve planted in the basins:.
Basin primary In the first basin (Far left), I have a Strawberry plant which is a fair size and currently blooming. I have actually planted cauliflower (bonny hybrid) and one rocket lettuce plant in there.
Basin Number Two In the second basin (Centre Left), I’ve planted two chili plants. The second Chili plant is called Golden Habanero. Together with the two chillis we’ve planted parsley (type: Big Ben moss curled) and 3 little seedlings that lost their label.
Basin Number 3 In the third basin (Centre Right), I’ve planted at the back, Oregano (Rosenkuppel), a Sugary food Pepper star yellow, a couple of Cherry Tomatoes and Sugary Food Basil (since I already understand Tomatos match Sweet Basil).
Basin Number 4 In the 4th basin (Far Right), I have actually planted at the back: Lemon Grass (which Stefani utilizes a lot in her Thai cooking) and Coriander (which we use a lot). In the front: lettuce (green Cos) and spinach (bright lights).
As normal, I purchased too lots of plants, so some bonus still require to be planted out into the garden. These include Rosemary and Garlic Chives and a couple of cherry tomato plants I didn’t have area for.
I’ve worked out that the quantity of money I spend purchasing Sugary food Basil and Parsley alone from Woolies in a period of one year, pays for all the seedlings, potting soil and the vegetable planter I bought! As long as the sweet basil and parsley reward me with usable leaves, we’ve broken even. Any additional crops I collect from my new little Vegetable Garden will be a benefit!
If this works we’ll progress on to growing cucumbers, onions, potatoes and who understands what else … but for that we will allocate a bed in the garden. I currently have my eye on one!
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