Monday, May 24, 2010

Polly's Garden Rockets...

Just a little over fifty years ago the British government launched its favourite slogan "Dig For Victory!" Here we are, in the fully modernised 21st Century being encouraged to do the same again during one of the worst recessions in since the war. It just goes to show how human beings can adjust to circumstances, returning to the basics during times of need...

In the video below Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall introduces The River Cottage Instant Vegetable Garden from Rocket Gardens. Safely ensconced in a box packed with organic straw to protect and keep its contents moist, your bounty is delivered right to your door. Eliminating the especially vulnerable stages from germination to becoming a fully fledged seedling, Rocket Gardens provides you with an advantage over your local flora and fauna.
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Victory garden poster, World War IISo, what’s in the box?

The following baby plants suitable for filling a plot approx 10m square.
•  Rocket x 20
•  Mixed lettuce x 30
•  Dwarf French green beans x 12
•  Runner beans x 8
•  Kale x 5
•  Courgettes x 3
•  Potatoes x 10
•  Giant red mustard x 10
•  Tomatoes x 3
•  Peas x 10
•  Basil x 2
•  Parsley x 2
•  Borlotti beans x 8
•  Chard x 10

All you have to do is prepare the soil in advance by digging it over, weeding it and turning the soil into a fine tilth ready for planting! Rocket Gardens certainly provides peace of mind, taking away the uncertainty of the germination process and night time raids...

If you'd like to know more head over to River Cottage, meanwhile Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tells us a little bit about this great idea:

As you can tell, I'm a bit of a Hugh Fearnley fan! I just wish I had the energy that he has to turn my somewhat overgrown jungle into a productive kitchen and ornamental garden. Still, one can dream...

All the best for now,


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