I wouldn’t call myself particularly green fingered. In fact, for a while I thought my fingers were the kiss of death for any plant – especially orchids. And basil. Even the weeds I cultivated last Summer looked sorry for themselves.
So it was with great excitement that I accepted the challenge set for me, by Wyevale Garden Centres – to grow my own produce at my London flat, which (hopefully) I should be able to actually EAT in a few weeks…
Having already watched hours and hours of The Good Life, I know that one of the main ingredients to success in this department is a great pair of dungarees, and you’ll be pleased to know that these, I have.
I am also now completely kitted out with pots, plants, bamboo canes and all kinds of little tools I didn’t know I needed… but it turns out, I do. I really, really do…
I have never planted seeds before, and I found the whole process really rather therapeutic. The sun was out, the radio was on and I pottered about my balcony, making tiny holes in trays of soil and feeling as though I was contributing something rather small and beautiful to the world.
I planted aubergines, hot peppers, mint and tomatoes… and I can taste my delicious Summer salad already!
Wyevale Garden Centres stock everything you could possibly imagine or require to start your own Grow Your Own garden… have a look on their website to find your nearest centre…
I have been carefully watering, chatting and reading stories to my plants for two weeks now and I’ll be keeping you up to date with my progress.
And even if all I manage to grow is one little tomato, I’d be very pleased with myself! But peeking outside onto my little balcony now, I think I may end up being pleasantly surprised….
Watch this space!
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)
//Written in collaboration with Wyevale Garden Centres