My garden has suffered this year as my attention has been on other projects (and lots of them). But mostly it's done pretty well as I gave it the right amount of love at the right time.
Not true in the greenhouse this year unfortunately.
|This years plants|
They plants have limped along and there is a number of factors that are to blame (most could have been prevented by me).
- The nettles behind the greenhouse have formed a screen blocking out a load of light. This has had a massive impact and reduced their growing by loads. - Next year I will keep on top of them (not literary)
- I didn't feed them enough, last year I fed the plants every other day, for months. This year I kept forgetting and haven't done it so often. - I still think my homemade food is good, but I need to apply it more than I have.
- My soil mix was good but I don't think the cheap B&Q compost was up to much this year. Anything planted with it hasn't done as well as last year. - I need to find and stick to a more expensive brand of compost rather than just going for the cheapest and then being disappointed by the results.
- This summer isn't as sunny as last year. - Not much I can do about that one!
|Last years a month earlier|
How has everyone else done with tomatoes? Hope you've had a better harvest than me!