I had accumulated quite a seed collection – I had seeds left over from last year, I had bought seeds over the winter and I had received
several many packs free from the magazines I had purchased and read for ideas.
A trip to a local hardware store saw me buying several windowsill propagators, some little cardboard plant pots and a large bag of compost.
I was prepped and raring to go.
I set about planting some vegetable seeds – tomatoes and courgettes initially. But my enthusiasm grew. I moved on to beetroot, spring onions, radish, carrots, different types of tomatoes, herbs, peppers, butternut squash, Turkish squash – I even planted watermelon. Then there was the flowers… Zinnia, petunia, ladybird poppies, Maltese cross, lavender, sunflowers.
The kitchen table was burgeoning.
So was the kitchen windowsill.
I stopped at a different supermarket on the way home one evening and saw some fruit plants. I filled my trolley with raspberry, blackberry, gooseberry, wine berry, white currant, blackcurrant, redcurrant…
And our local garden centre had some strawberry plants.
“Yes, I’m Mrs Six, and I have a problem”
So now I needed a place to house them all.
Mr Six had a gig booked one Saturday night so Whilst he was out, I started looking at plastic greenhouses. Then that led me to glass greenhouses. But I couldn’t justify spending big bucks, especially as I was a novice so I looked for a second hand one. Then I saw exactly what I needed…
Rather than wait to discuss it with Mr Six, I bought it. I was now the owner of a polytunnel!