We know you did the One Pot Pledge last year, what made you decide to try growing your own veg again this year? I haven’t really had a choice, after getting used to salads and french beans fresh from the garden last year my parents decided that i had to do the same this year!
Is there anything you grew last year that you’ll grow again? Were the pots you used suitable? Last year i had the most success with my dwarf french beans so i will definitely be growing these again. As they did so well i think i will be growing them in the old recycling box again.
Tell us what you’ve decided to grow this year? After seeing all the different varieties at Garden Organic’s Potato Day, i decided that i would give growing some spuds a go. I decided on two varieties of early potatoes: Swift and Charlotte and one main-crop variety: Maris Piper. As you can see from the pictures these are growing really well, in fact the bags are almost full already!
I tried growing some tomatoes last year but did not have much success, so i will be trying again this year with the help of the new One Pot Pledge Tomato grow sheet.
Are you trying any different pots or containers to grow them in? As I’m not allowed to dig up anymore of the garden lawn, i’ve decided to try growing my potatoes in a bag. Because my French beans did so well last year in the old recycling box, I’m going to use that again this year!
Did you find the One Pot Pledge growing cards helpful as your vegetables grew? Yes! the growing cards were very useful. As i am still a novice when it comes to food growing they helped me keep everything alive and gave me an idea of what to expect as the veg grew.
Last year you said that you’d get your mum to cook the veg for you – are you going to dare try cooking anything yourself this year?! I might try cooking some spuds myself, but the way i look at it is why risk ruining all that lovely fresh veg with my terrible cooking!