Do you grow any fruit and vegetables? If the answer is ‘yes’ and you’re anything like me, you’ve probably had varying levels of success with some crops, either because of weather conditions, pests, or just not knowing what you were doing!
I’ve had my allotment for a few years now, and like any new venture it’s been a real learning curve. I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t just put a plant into the ground, and expect it to produce a bumper harvest for you. You need to take care of that plant, and a big part of that is feeding it with a good quality plant food.
When it comes to feeding my crops, I’ve been a bit hit-and-miss in the past. I’ve always found it rather confusing working out which feed to use for which plant, and this has often translated into just not bothering to feed anything. But not this year! I’m going to be using Baby Bio® Outdoor for Fruit & Veg at my allotment, to help my plants thrive and produce bigger crops.
Baby Bio® Outdoor for Fruit & Veg is tailored to the needs of fruit and vegetable plants, giving you up to 35% more produce compared to using a standard fertiliser. It aims to support healthy, balanced growth, resulting in bigger crops. It’s a great product for someone like me, because you can use it on all fruit, vegetables and herbs, making it much easier to get into a routine of regular feeding.
I think using Baby Bio® Outdoor for Fruit & Veg will make a big difference to the health of my plants, which should result in some bumper crops at harvest time. I thought it would be fun to keep a photographic diary of the growing season, so I’ll be bringing you a monthly update following my plants’ progress.
So what am I growing this year? Well, so far I’ve been concentrating on greenhouse plants. Last year was my first season with a greenhouse on my allotment, and it has really extended the variety of produce I can grow. I learned a few lessons last year, the main one being just how many plants we really need; it’s so easy to get carried away when you have lots of healthy seedlings! Here’s what I’m growing and feeding with Baby Bio Outdoor in my greenhouse this year.
When it comes to outdoor crops, I’ve already planted out my sweetcorn.
I still have a few outdoor crops to plant out. Courgettes, butternut squash, runner beans and dwarf french beans are all going into the ground in the next couple of weeks, more about those in the next update.
As I put each plant in it’s final growing position, I’m watering it with Baby Bio® Outdoor for Fruit & Veg. It’s really easy to use; you just use the measuring cup lid to add 10ml per litre of water to your watering can, then water as normal. I’ll feed my plants every two weeks, watering as needed in-between.
I’m really looking forward to creating my plant diary; it’s going to be really interesting seeing just how much they’ve grown each time, and following them from small seedlings right through to harvest time. Maybe you’ll join in too!
I’ll be giving you an update on my allotment plants each month, so keep an eye out for the next update when hopefully everything will be thriving.
I’m using the other product in the Baby Bio Outdoor range, Baby Bio® Outdoor for Flowers & Shrubs, to take the Big Boost Challenge in my garden this Summer; you can read more about it here. And you can also enter my giveaway to win the Baby Bio Outdoor plant food range here.
Will you be using Baby Bio Outdoor to make a difference in your garden this Summer?