Ok, I have said that all you need is soil, water, sun and seed (So you want to grow veg). But IF you have that character trait known as impatience - or as I like to blame, the 'i want it now' gene then wow does a bit of artificial help do wonders.
My garden's too small for a green house, and a cold frame is too small for my ambitions, so I invested a few weeks back in one of those cheap looking plastic, self assembly growhouses.
Oh Ikea, look what you've spawned, all is forgiven. Below is the difference between runner beans grown outside (foreground) and in the growhouse (background), both planted on 8 April:
The Hapless Kitchen Gardener
- Hapless gardener
- I only feel hapless because some people make it look easy to grow 10 ft marrows or a banquet of greens whereas my courgettes got nabbed by killer slugs and I only got one raspberry. So tips and stories from people less hapless than I are more than welcome. As a disclaimer though, none of my comments should be taken as expert advice on which you can rely! © Unless stated otherwise, and with the exception of guest content where that guest retains copyright, all photos and posts are the copyright of Tom Carpen and may not be used without permission.