Something Hot, Something Sweet

The garden has really been coming on in leaps and bounds and my motivation for doing more only gets stronger the more I see it grow. I wanted to get the best out of my garden and give it everything it needed to help it grow and installing the water butt, this helped as what could be better for feeding the plants but with good old fashioned rain water? The next thing that my plants needed was some good structure for their roots and so far I have used nothing more than organic compost and absolutely no chemicals in deterring the pests and bugs, if anything I have used common sense and plant know how to rid my crop of unwanted guests.
What else could I do to help my crop?
What could be better than your very own compost, you know what is going into it and you are doing your bit to not fill up the landfill.
I looked online and noticed that prices varied from £20 to £190 and I wondered what was I paying for? The bin was merely a container that would house rotting vegetation, worms and organisms that would break down food, plant and vegetable waste. Finally I made my choice and with some help from Ian, who gave me some of his home made compost to kick start mine off, it is now down to nature to take its course over the coming months.

Compost Bin

With the compost bin now in place doing its job just like the water butt does, there only problem is they both look unsightly in such a small garden, in a big garden they would have fitted right in, water butt at the front end of the garden and hidden away in back would be the compost bin. So for me to overcome this problem and to also use up dead space, I planted the Tayberry close to the water butt and I am training them to grow up and along the wall.

Training The Tayberries

I have done something similar to disguise the compost bin. Two plants that will fill each of their growing space, a Chilli Pepper and a Sweet Pepper.


Sweet Peppers

Another addition to my garden are some Tomatoes that Ian has been growing for the past few weeks in his greenhouse, making sure they were strong enough to be planted outside.