Things are starting to grow at last on The Tiny Farm! Over the last few weeks, I have been slowly preparing and planting, just a little bit at a time, to try to get my Tiny Farm growing and this weekend it looks like some of that hard work might just pay off.
If you’ve been reading my blog, you will know that pretty much all of the grass rotted away over the winter and I have been struggling to get it to grow back. This week, however, we have had some progress and some small blades of grass are starting to appear in the section that I sowed a couple of weeks ago.
Because I want to be able to use my washing line and have access to the planting beds, I decided against sowing the whole area for now. Instead, I planted some grass seeds in trays, hoping that I might be able to transfer them to the ground once the grass has established itself. The seed trays are currently in the cold frame and seem to be doing pretty well so far.
I also planted some potatoes in the main bed and some of them look like they are coming through already. I had to Google ‘potato plants’ to make sure that they weren’t weeds, but they look like the right leaves so fingers crossed they’ll produce some nice potatoes from late summer and into autumn.
The spring onions are looking good too and seem to be about the only thing (other than the potatoes) that I’ve been able to plant without them being eaten by slugs. I’ve decided to plant a couple of pots of these every other week, so hopefully the first batch will be ready to eat soon. Maybe in another couple of weeks?
I also got some free vegetable seeds with the plants that I ordered the other week so I’m going to sow some of these this afternoon. There’s rocket, basil and a pack of sweet pepper seeds, so they should keep me in fresh salads through the summer, all being well.
How’s your garden doing? What veggies work best in your garden? Please share your thoughts in the comments.