Well it’s time to get the winter crop in. But first I needed to sort out my seed packets. They looked worse than the jumble in my make-up drawer!
I used an old black and white-striped gift box…
… cut out some month dividers using a cardboard box….
…..so all my wayward seed packets had a place to live that was dry and cool.
Et viola! Order and clarity.
Now for the planting. I decided to trial these fabric potato planters I ordered online. They’re made from recycled materials, have drainage holes, handles and can be folded away and reused – music to a balcony gardeners ears!
I’ve used seeds from my Diggers collection to plant some Waltham Broccoli because it reputedly has a high yield and long harvest.
And in the other planter I popped in some Delicata Pumpkin seeds, from Diggers Space Saver Collection.They are a non-running bush that give small green and yellow-striped fruit in about 3 months’ time.
And thankfully the lower winter sun has finally started to move onto my western wall, giving my vertical edibles some much needed direct sunlight! Hopefully they’ll really start bushing up now.