I’m not going to lie. I haven’t been donning my gardening gloves recently as much as I have done in the past. Apparently as you get older you get inexplicably busier and growing my own fruit and veg took a back seat while I was getting on with many other things. Rocket Gardens got in touch to see if I would like to try out one of their kits. Their Patio Container garden seemed like the ideal one for me; lots of it can be grown in pots or grow bags which means minimal prep and digging for me!
I wasn’t too sure what to expect on arrival but I had had an email letting me know that my veggies would be arriving the day before. Unwrapping the box I was surprised at how well everything had travelled; all the little plants looked healthy but the sooner I got them planted the better. I have recently moved house so I had a bit of prep to do; digging over the sunniest bit of the garden and getting a few pots organised but nothing too strenuous.
As I have grown a few bits and bobs before I had a pretty ‘chuck it in and see what happens’ attitude towards getting it all planted as I had a rough idea about spacing and what’s what. It was really quick and easy to plant everything; you just need a dibber to make the little holes, put the plant in, fill in with soil and all sorted. To plant everything that arrived in my box; some directly into a bed, some in pots and some in grow bags took me about two and a half hours.
It is great to have plants delivered direct to the garden; the growing has already been started for you and all the plants are organic. The Rocket Gardens Patio Container Garden that I received costs £36.99 and contained: 5x tomatoes, 4x courgettes, 30x mixed lettuce, 10x dwarf French beans, 5x runner beans, 10x beetroot, 10x chicory, 5x rainbow chard, 20x rocket, 12x peas, 6x strawberries (to be delivered at a later date) and 10x spinach. So far it’s all looking really healthy and I’m amazed how much it’s grown in a few short weeks. Really looking forward to cooking up lots of summer meals with all this!
Thanks to Rocket Gardens for the box. All opinions expressed are my own.