Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Rocket Gardens arrival

So, a kind friend gave us a voucher for a Mediterranean Garden from Rocket Gardens. The plants are all organically grown and are delivered as plugs. It includes over 70 plugs of various med varieties of veg such as toms, lettuce, beans, pepper, rocket, courgette. Knowing we would be getting these, I grew less of my own so far this year.

How does it work? As you can see from the pics in the previous post, the plants arrive in a cardboard box, laid on their side and packed in damp straw. Obviously plants don't generally like being in the dark on their side, so they arrive looking a bit beaten-up. Some look better than others....some look as though they would have preferred to have been planted out a while back, like the courgettes with yellowy leaves which are also quite straggly. I guess it must be hard to get all the plants ready at the same time. You're advised to unpack ASAP and give them all a good drink, which I did.

Well, hopefully they will pick up a bit! I have put them in the lean-to so they will get light first thing in the morning and maybe straighten up? By a happy coincidence I have tomorrow off work so the morning will be spent planting out as many as possible.

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