Thursday 20 June 2024

Latest IBC And Heating Oil Veg Planters Progress.

 I thought I would take some up to date photos of the veggies in our homemade/ repurposed plastic planters:


Beetroots.
Peas.


Onions.
Purple Rain potatoes.
Kale.  

If you remember we cut them in half, drilled drainage holes and I filled them with twigs, weeds, grass, fym and a few inches of topsoil.  The fym wasn't particularly old.  But it did not matter because the soil was a barrier between the fym and the vegetables.

I am very pleased with the verdant growth and its proof that you don't need a garden or allotment to grow your own vegetables or flowers.  All you need is a container and some fym and top soil.

Don't let allotment waiting lists put you off growing your own.  See if anyone wants to get rid of some plastic oil tanks or IBCs.

14 comments:

  1. Green, green, green .... with envy!
    Our veg plot is still in its infancy. Only half a dozen radishes and a couple of puny shrivelled strawberries so far.

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  2. Thanks JayCee. I try to concentrate on winter vegetables from now on. Lots of leeks, swedes, kale and winter and spring cabbage and Japanese onions to take us through the hunger gap. I am really pleased with the plastic raised and repurposed beds. They cost nothing and they will last us out.

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  3. Your garden is flourishing as it should be with your knowledge and work. We are getting loads of cherry tomatoes, green peppers and aubergines. And my pumpkins are spreading and even have a few small pumpkins. Cross fingers they keep growing. No winter veges here till October. At least. Lots of hot dry wind so it means watering every day.

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  4. Hi Linda. I always find it fascinating what everyone grows and how we respond to the different seasons and temperatures. We are alsowatering every day at the moment. Its a raindy day tomorrow. It is much needed. Thanks Linda.

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  5. You done good with those repurposed plastic tanks Dave. 'Twas a fine idea and it's nice to see it working out so well. Alan Titchmarsh would be be proud of you too.

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    1. Thanks YP. You would think the oil tank manufacturers made raised beds for vegetable growing. All mine cost was effort, fym and a few packets of seeds, onion sets and seed potatoes.

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  6. I have never heard of purple rain potatoes! Off to google!

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  7. Nor me until this year Debby. Perhaps Prince grew them?😄

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  8. I'm glad your beds are doing well, you do have green fingers and thumbs, it's been a poor start to our growing year here. Marlene, Poppypatchwork

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  9. Thanks Marlene. I woukd go mad living here in the countryside if it wasn't for the livestock, plabts, polytunnel and vegetables. I was planting leeks in the rain this morning. The subject dor a blog post I think.

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    1. I'm the same, I love being outside, would hate to live in a town for worst a flat without a garden.

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    2. I live for ny plants and vegetables.

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  10. They look great. I only have my small raised bed, but I like the idea of repurposing containers so that I can grow some more vegetables.

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