We have our first peapod. Yes I know, it’s only 2cm long. This is a big deal for us though.
I have never attempted to grow vegetables on a roof terrace, small pots out front or window ledges before, having had big gardens for this purpose. I bought a book purportedly on just this subject, but it did not answer any of the questions I had!
Due to the space restrictions almost all plants have a buddy in their container, which include both glazed and unglazed terracotta pots, ancient Moroccan metal planters, modern zinc containers and old enamelled tins.
I will report on the functionality and efficacy of all these options as this stuff grows.
So far we have peas with chilli peppers and sweet peppers, tomatoes, strawberries with clematis ( Piilu and a wild one I took a cutting from on the riverbank ) tarragon, rosemary, basil, coriander, parsley, buddleia, hibiscus, dipladenia, passion flower, platycodon & lilies, ( I need sage & thyme and mint and lemon verbena)
I have grown most of the above from seed and will save seed from the successful ones.
I wanted climbing courgettes but cannot find them here.
The weather down here has been gloomy and wet, unusually, but the rain has helped keep the baby plants refreshed and happy. And the sun has just come out to help progress. Watch this space.