Spring in a box

Beautiful sunshine tempted me into the garden early this morning but a biting wind soon sent me back indoors. I suppose this puts me into the category of fair weather gardener?

My enthusiasm to get gardening is not just down to the sunshine today. I have been inspired by a beautiful leaflet I just received from an innovative company called rocket gardens. Their motto is “we sow your grow” which is a rather attractive idea whilst I am working full time in London. There just never seems enough time at the weekend to do everything. I am way behind on my seed planting. Apart from the cute window sill vegetables in a pot I talked about a few weeks ago, my seed planting is non-existent at the moment. Really need to get started on this so that I can be ready for the planting out season from May onwards.


Rocket Gardens looks the perfect option if things don’t go according to plan. They have a tempting Mediterranean garden box of all the vegetables that I plan to grow in 2010 like aubergine, artichoke, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, rocket, courgettes, Borlotti beans and a selection of herbs such as Italian parsley, basil, oregano and rosemary. The box includes 48 different plants for 36.99 including free delivery from mid May. Great way to save air miles too – no more nipping to the super-market and buying produce flown over from the Mediterranean itself.


My big problem is I still don’t know how much space I will have – no news on whether I have an allotment .My other plan of buying a house with a small garden is on hold for a few weeks until I see what is happening to the yo-yo that is the property market.

Think I will do a mix of both – sew a few seeds this week but think about saving my pennies to invest in ready made “Spring in a box” from Rocket Gardens.

All these decisions you have to make as a gardener – great fun!


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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Paul Says:

    Absolutely fantastic gardeners article. Can I just add:
    Buying Plant Seed – Plan Ahead
    When buying seeds it is easy to get carried away by thoughts of flower beds filled with row upon row of glorious colour. Do not forget that the plants need to be raised in frost free and light conditions until as late as May when the weather warms up sufficiently to plant them in the garden. Consider carefully how much space will be available, particularly in April when the tiny seedlings will have increased in size considerably