Green fingers, progress in the greenhouse.

When I got my greenhouse last month I had the idea that I would give weekly updates on my wee seeds and plants and how everything was coming along. That hasn’t really happened!

It’s been exactly a month since I posted about the beginning of our grown your own adventure. In those 4 weeks my little seeds have made quite the progress!
This was my greenhouse 4 weeks ago:
And this is my greenhouse today:
Quite the difference, don’t you think?
Everything we planted last month seems to be coming on really well, except for the kiwi fruit and the peppers. The biggest transformation has to be the potatoes, which have shot up. I don’t think there will be much room for them in the greenhouse soon. In fact, I’m not even sure they are potatoes at all, my husaband must have traded our cow for them at the market, I’m just waiting for the giant to climb down now.

If I’m being honest, I don’t even know what’s in some of the pots. We planted a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers, courgettes and thing in to single seed pots, and then move them in to bigger pots as they grew. They were all labelled, but as they have been moved I’ve forgotten to label them. I think  my husband may know which one is which, but I certainly don’t, I just know it is a veg, of some description!

We haven’t had much of a change to get things re-planted out in the front garden. I had planned on doing that today but mother nature didn’t like the sound of that idea, and it’s absolutely bucketing down. We did get out last week and clear away a lot of the weeds along the side of the path ready to plant some flowers.

Caitlin has loved getting invloved and helping out.
She also happens to be winning the little sunflower competition we had going too. We have had some little unwanted visitors to the greenhouse though, and they seemed to find the sunflowers to be particularly tasty.
I’m hoping whatever little critter was eating our plants is done with his destruction. We think it may have been slugs, but I’m not sure.
I’m impressed with the progress we have made. I’m so excited to be able to harvest our own veg, although I know we are some time away from that at the moment.
We are all very green at the moment, I’m hoping that by next week we will have a nice wee splash of colour to the garden as I have ordered some flowers to plant along the side, and got some little decorative bits to put around the garden too.
You can see a bit more of my garden update on my youtube channel, I’d love it if you had a little look!


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  • Reply Lil Muse Lily June 26, 2014 at 11:30 am

    it's like they say, if you plant it, it will grow. looking good!

  • Reply Redpeffer June 26, 2014 at 11:54 am

    They're looking goodM I had slugs infest my greenhouse-little monsters destroyed quite a few plants. Look forward to seeing the harvest 🙂

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      They are little pests! Thanks 🙂

  • Reply Jibber JabberUK June 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    That's an impressive collection you've grown there. I keep meaning to try potatoes one year. There's an unused potato sack in the garage which has been there for years!

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      They seem pretty easy to grow, although I should probably wait until we have actual potatoes before I say that!

  • Reply Philippa Tyrer June 26, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Wow, a difference indeed! Those are definitely potatoes – I was amazed at all the leaves when we grew them a few years ago. The best bit is harvesting them – just the tastiest and best potatoes you will ever have! #hdygg

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      I can't wait for my first Sunday dinner with my own potatoes!

  • Reply Gemma Garner June 26, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    What a difference 4 weeks has made! 🙂 The potatoes are looking great, might have to try growing some of these next year.

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      It's a crazy difference! Can't wait for harvest, think we may have put too many in the one bag though… oops

  • Reply doris sander June 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    wow! your greenhouse is growing its little heart out! those do look like potatoes to me. we just discovered three potato plants in our garden. so exciting. and I finally had to look up courgettes. everyone is talking about them this week and I thought they were some "exotic" vegetable that I've never heard of. turns out we call them zucchini here in the states. so funny.

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 3:59 pm

      Haha that is funny. I didn't know they had a different name in the states, I have heard of Zucchini but if I'm honest I thought it was something exotic too!

  • Reply pixiedusk June 27, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Those visitors! Grrrr.. they ate all the leaves of my aubergine! I have them in pots. My one pot is ransacked! I dont know how to get rid of them or what they are. I put that one pot away from the others and it seemed to work for me, for now. #hdygg

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 4:00 pm

      Yes I have moved mine and it seems to have helped, either that oor their bellies are full for now, they may come back for seconds soon and ransack a few more plants!

  • Reply Mammasaurus June 27, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Looking mighty fine – what a change! I like the pot luck angle of what is growing too – exciting times. Bless Caitlin for getting involved too, is she available to hire? 😉
    Thanks for joining in – seeing all these things growing does make me smile 🙂

    • Reply Lauren June 27, 2014 at 4:01 pm

      It is very exciting, how does your garden grow has me inspired to do great things with my outdoor space, so thanks!

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