As you know I only have a small garden. It is however big enough for me to potter in. That was the idea behind my little veg patch. Granted it has spread to include the entire back garden, but they do don't they. You can always find space for something else to grow.
I work full time though I am lucky enough to be able to work from home when I wish. Mike works full time & often works away. As much as I would like to spend more time in the garden with also having children most of my time is taken up with other things.
I like the idea of being able to pop outside in the evening & quite often in the morning. It is great fun to be able to harvest your own produce. Having such a small growing space means you have too be quite inventive with what & how you grow.
I have fruit trees in pots, as I like to utilise the space I have there is spinach growing in two of the pots & mixed salad leaves growing in two others. Crop rotation isn't as strict as it should be. As yet I haven't suffered any diseases. My main problem has been slugs. But then who doesn't suffer.
Most people who visit my garden are amazed with how much we grow, its fun to show people round the garden & send them on their way with some produce. In the summer months we buy very little in the way of soft fruit, vegetables & salads. I can grow enough to keep us well supplied for a few meals each week.
It does however irk me when you have a pessimistic so & so ( I do know a few) who look at the garden & whinge 'just think what you could do with a bigger space' or ' it's too much hassle to grow anything in such a small garden'. It really gets on my whick.
I am quite proud of what I have achieved, its my hobby & my choice. Incidentally if I did have a bigger growing space I would like a border devoted to peonies, you can imagine what the pessimistic people whinge to that. Enjoy your day.
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