I may have mentioned previously that I look after the garden of a disabled neighbour. During the foul weather of the past few weeks I have turned my attention to the small (8 feet by 6) greenhouse, which has been unused for some years.
Despite limited previous experience of vegetable growing, and none at all of greenhouse growing, I thought it might be fun to “have a go”. Admittedly I have spent a few pounds on trays, pots, plants, seeds and compost but so far it has been an enjoyable experience. I am attempting to grow tomatoes, peppers, onions, carrots and radishes. Repotting plants from the local garden centre and sowing seeds and then seeing the plants thriving and the seedlings appearing is immensely satisfying. I have even started a few plants (peppers actually, since you ask) on my windowsill indoors and they have since been re-potted and moved to the greenhouse.
It remains to be seen how successful the greenhouse will be on two levels: Will the novelty wear off in a month or two so that the daily attention needed starts to be neglected and, if not, will I actually grow a worthwhile amount of vegetables? At least I will not be able to blame the weather for any failures.