by Sue Trollip
I had great aspirations when I moved to a warmer climate with a deck in the sunshine large enough for plants. Veggies, I thought, lots and lots of fresh veggies. So I went shopping for large pots, soil, and plants.
After a little consideration, and a couple of flowers, I chose a tomato, sweet pepper and baby marrow (zucchini) then I threw in some beetroot, because they are just too yummy.
I went straight home and got planting.
So far, I’ve eaten 3 tomatoes.
My farming aspirations have been dashed. Winter is just around the corner and my crop is non-existent. The leaves are magnificent as the peppers and marrows vie for sunshine but there are no blossoms, no sign of a crop.
Now I have the long winter to research my errors, to find a new, better way of farming for my salad bowl. This time next year, I hope to have a full salad blog , to show off the fruits of my research.