The diary of my challenge to grow my own fruit and vegetables in Portugal continues. Seasons, soil conditions and climate are totally different from the UK, so gardening here is one big experiment.
I am not a knowledgeable gardener, nor do I have a “green thumb”, but my enthusiasm makes up for what I lack in these areas.
Unfortunately, I am unable to grow enough fruit and vegetables to be
self-sufficient as my humble plot is really small. The “return on investment” in terms of time, effort and cost is zilch, but I enjoy the challenge and the convenience of organic fresh salad, veg and fruits just a few steps away!
My Raised Vegetable Garden 14/05/11
How quickly everything has grown since last month!
I’ve never grown Squash before but as a friend in Northern Portugal sent me some seeds I thought I would try.
Although my squash plants are still very small they are just beginning to produce flowers. Seeds planted 7/03/11
I think I’ve planted them to close together – they looked so tiny when they were first planted!