Get Growing

Hi keepers, it seems that growing your own vegetables in the back garden or window box, is popular again, so much so in New Zealand, that Prime TV has launched a new programme called ‘Get Growing’, but gone are the old withered gardeners with their flat caps and wild eyebrows, and in walk,’ The Cole Family’, a fresh looking nuclear family, 2 kids complete with red hair, no sign of a labrador yet, just Daisy the cat.

It’s refreshing to see a programme that is dedicated to growing food in gardens, rather than the many gardening programmes that are set in stately homes with gardens the size of a small national park. This seems to show you the basics of growing our own, well done.

Jon and Devoney Cole along with Otis and Dash the two children get stuck in to making their suburban garden a feast of food. It’s early in the series, I’m hoping they will get some chickens aswell.

A friend recent told me she has started growing tomatoe plants, and it’s the first time she has grown anything to eat.  She was  so excited about her tomatoe plant, great to hear someone exicted about plants, she told how it fruited, like an excited kid on christmas day explaining how their new  toy works.

Our own vegetables and herbs are coming along nicely, I am most impressed with the Chilli plants, two plants will produce more chillies than we will eat in a year. It’s just about always the right time of year to plant something in the garden, so get out there and get growing.