Wednesday, September 17, 2008
You may remember that we decided to grow vegetables as a way to save money. We bought 5 tomato plants, 2 strawberry plants, 2 pepper plants, 2 courgette plants and 2 cucumber plants. We also bought 3 grow bags, slug pellets, canes, frames to hold the canes and Tomorite. Unfortunately one of the tomato plants got a disease which spread through all of the tomatoes and they all died. Slugs ate the courgette plants. The peppers are being eaten by small grubs and they have only just flowered. The good news is we got about 50 strawberries and 4 cucumbers. However, we will have to get rid of the grow bags as the disease will be in the soil and so out of the £50 we spent we probably got about £5 of vegetables and fruit back. A rather disappointing experiment and although I will protecting the strawberries and hoping they fruit again next year, I am not sure whether it is worth growing any more vegetables.