Growing food in a mid terrace back yard
Last year was a bit of a vegetable disaster. The pots were too small and I couldn't get enough water to the plants so it was a meagre crop of veg for my husband and I.
I have big plans for 2010. Well, not that big. Mid-terrace-house back yard size, to be precise. The sun only falls on about a third of the yard, but I reckon there is room for two small borders and some pots – enough to grow potatoes, carrots, runner beans, courgettes (maybe not courgettes: they are huge), tomatoes, maybe even strawberries... and some flowers :)
I'm having tea with mum and dad, on my way to work tomorrow (R will be at work) so I shall be scheming with dad for the coming year, especially as he mentioned helping me with the borders.
I am especially looking forward to growing some Red Duke of York potatoes. I found some in Sainsbury's today and R and I had them with the spicy chicken casserole that I made. They were lovely.
And I am determined to show you don't need a big garden or your own home to grow your own food... just seeds, water from the shower (where it takes ages to warm up), some £1 buckets from B&Q and some non-peat compost. :)