The best bit about growing vegetables, of course, is the harvesting and eating. Having set up our raised bed, planter and mini greenhouse by May, we didn’t have long to wait for the first results. In June we picked our first cucumbers from the mini greenhouse.
In July we could also add lettuce, radish and tomatoes to provide most of a reasonable salad.
August was a bumper month with a selection of cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes and beans.
Plus a handful of very nice corn on the cob.
By September most of the harvest was over. We emptied our potato bags and tidied them away.
We picked all the remaining tomatoes from their plants.
Making vegetable soup with the unripe ones, adding in carrots and onions.
For our first serious attempt at growing vegetables I thought we did pretty well. If you are thinking about growing your own my simple advice would be just to start. It’s not rocket science, you’ll learn most by doing, and even the failures are usually edible!
Get out there and grow!