My Rocket Gardens Window Box Garden arrived today, now I don’t actually have window boxes (the amount of vegetables that arrived, you’d need quite a lot of window boxes actually) but I do have a small garden with quite a lot of patio. I certainly don’t have space for a vegetable patch, so I’m restricted to containers, which actually is quite a good thing, as my soil is poor and the existing beds are in quite a bit of shade, whereas the patio isn’t in shade and the soil is as good as the compost I buy!
When the box arrived it was a fairly small thing and I was thinking, “What, that’s it?”, then I opened it.
Half empty Rocket Garden box
Inside was a virtual Aladdins box of well packed baby vegetables in a bed of straw, I had enough salad leaves and spinach to plant fully my giant (fake) antique bath tub I brought from Ikea the other day, plus dwarf french beans, peppers, basil (greek basil, mmmmm, not sure about that, I’m used to ‘traditional’ basil, I’m sure it’s ok though, although luckily I have some ‘normal’ basil sprouting as we speak on my kitchen window sill), coriander, parsley and carrots.
So lots more plants to join my cucumbers (which Girl Lacer by the way is getting very attached to, she comes and says hello to them). Four of my six cucumbers plants seem to have survived the great chill by the way. The salad and carrots are staying outside under fleece; the salad is under fleece principally because there’s still a bit of a risk of frost (the month long range forecast does not look good), the carrots are under fleece to try and stop the birds getting at them. Rocket Gardens recommended considering the current inclement weather to keep the peppers and herbs inside, however I don’t have window sills big enough for my peppers, so they’re in my greenhouse (read cheap plastic thing) but hopefully they’ll be ok, if it starts looking really cold (will someone tell the weather please that it’s actually the end of April?), I’ll bring them in at night. The herbs are currently on my living room window sill.
I am just getting so excited about all that salad this summer (hopefully, if I don’t kill it / the slugs and snails eat it before me – my garden has a major slug and snail problem).
Snail on my front doorstep this afternoon, trying to do a spot of house invading
I am just picturing though that cheese salad sandwich though; rocket, mizuna, golden streak mustard, cucumber, sliced peppers, cheese, heck I may even make my own bread (but I won’t go as far as making my own cheese!).