Student Vegetable Plots
From Aldershot, Hampshire.
“A vegetable plot is important to a gardener as the process of sowing, tending to and finally harvesting the produce is one of the most basic, yet enjoyable and fulfilling, of a gardener’s lot.
Sensible irrigation is important in today’s climate. Timed, night-time watering methods will reduce immediate water loss.
I haven’t grown cucumbers before and will attempt to keep them off the soil surface to reduce pest and disease damage.”
From Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
“I enjoy vegetable gardening and believe eating fresh produce is better for you.
I have planted a catch crop where my courgette plant is grown, and have companion planted my carrots with onions to try and deter carrot root fly.
I am most looking forward to courgettes and
peas picked straight off the plant, and finding new things to do and
cook with my produce.”
“My vegetable plot gives the opportunity for me to develop my horticultural skills. I will be growing crops which are new to me, and it is a test of my green fingers to see how well they do!
Hopefully, I will be able to apply some of the knowledge I gained from my RHS course to make the plot a success.
From Southeast Northumberland
“On my plot this year I am hoping to harvest as many crops as possible from the available space.
The plot has been designed for optimum plant spacing and I will be intercropping, using the space between the slower growing crops for quick maturing ones.
Most of my sowings will be successional to hopefully have a steady supply of veg over the summer months.”
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