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GYO update - Summer 2018

I thought it was about time I gave you all an update on our little GYO adventure. This is our first time trying things out and we have had some real success and some total disasters.

Courgettes, at first were a massive success, I only had one plant producing and I ended up having to give some away. They are now not producing so well and seeming to go rotten at the tip which is very sad to see. Though the family were getting a little bored of courgette going into every meal.

I was convinced these sweetcorn had failed as we only had two, so the boys and I pulled it up. We had a look and were gutted because it had worked and we pulled it too early.

We have had many tomatoes from the two plants I got from the garden centre. These at first did not ripen and now we have had lots, not a glut but I have not had to buy them in around two months which is amazing.

The beetroot and carrots we have been pulling up and using in many dishes and have been brilliant, again not having to buy any for a couple of months.

Our peas and runner beans have not survived which was a shame, they got over run by the tomatoes and the courgette.

I will do a full post about lessons learnt, but I though a quick catch up would show that we are new to the GYO game and even with a crazy summer, we have produced quite a few veggies we have been able to eat and enjoy. If I can I am sure you could have a go?

Cup of Toast


  1. Oh you are so on top of it! I would adore not having to buy tomatoes again! I was able to do it about 10 years ago. Strawberries, tomatoes, artichoke & pumpkins. But I have such a black thumb and now with kids, I don't think I could be as on top of it!
    Congrats on your haul!

    1. Thank you, they have done very well with out a lot of attention to be honest not sure how we did it hahaha x

  2. Well done! That sounds fantastic for a first go. Our tomatoes took a while to get going this year and we lost our peas, but it's still fun to grow some of our own veg. Our lettuces have kept us going for a while! Thank you for sharing your experiences with #Blogstravaganza :) xx

    1. peas did not seem happy did they. its just nice to grow a few bits not self sufficent but happy

  3. We have so many tomatoes that we are sick of them! Shame about the sweetcorn but hopefully you will be more confident next year. Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama


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