If you have read my About page, you may recall that one of the first gardening endeavours was potatoes in a bag. These bags have been used time and time again – as has the compost since it seemed a waste to replace it after just one season. Thus, the bags were subsequently used for strawberries, runner beans and garlic, amongst other things.
However, at the end of last summer I decided the original compost, though enriched with green manure, needed a resting place, so now it has been added to the garden.
Having last week received 20 artichoke tubers through the post almost a month before expected, I had little ground prepared for them. But they are indeed live plants (as it says on the packet), so they have started sprouting!
In other words, I need to work like the clappers to get them in the ground or some other such place to grow. And what better than a grow bag? So, a bit of gardening by security light took place yesterday evening and another tuber was ensconced.
That leaves me with another 14. More digging at the allotment today then – without or without a means to hem them in.
© Helen Butt, March 2014