Friday, February 17, 2012

2012 - What Grows in the Borders

Well its the planning your vegetable garden time again. We have now had 2 years here and have a good idea what works and what doesn't. First potatoes, they grow but we have been disappointed with the potatoes bursting while cooking. Besides Fawside farm around the corner sells huge bags 25kl of lovely potatoes for 5 pounds, two last all winter.

Broad beans and onions are very good here as is garlic. They are all crops that require little attention too, so we will be putting these in a lot. Also carrots are good (no fly), and runner beans but only one row of each. Last year we planted asparagus so may get a little this year. We also will plant asparagus peas to see what they are like.

On the fruit side we have plenty of good apples plus raspberries, gooseberry and strawberry. We did try blueberry but not too successful and expensive to buy.