Because I’m rubbish and have grown virtually nothing this year, I’ve decided to buy some vegetable plug plants courtesy of mail order and the internet. It’s almost too easy to get carried away. £3.49 for 22 plants isn’t cheap but it’s not bad either and I could have bought a whole load more, but luckily a rare thing happened to me. I controlled my spending addiction. I purchased some mange tout, purple podded peas and some borlotti beans (because my harvest of borlotti beans was so successful last year. Two pods and precisely four beans. Yay my growing skills!). I could have bought some salad leaves too, but I flat out refuse to spend that amount of money on them when they’re so easy to grow from seed. Plus I won’t actually eat them and just have them bolt like I did the last time I grew salad.
I got my plants from Crocus, a company I’ve not bought from before but have heard many good things about them. And they really are good. My order arrived four days after buying them, well packed and in really good condition. In fact they were almost too well packed. They arrived in a massive box, about a metre cubed in size, with the two (small) trays inserted into another smaller box inside. Now it’s good that this ensures that the plants arrive safely, but it is a little over the top. What made it worse is that I had the box delivered to my work, which made the journey home on the tube in rush hour very interesting!
All in all, it was worth doing and will no doubt be doing again. Except that I’ll get stuff deliverd to my home next time.
Mail order plants. Gardening for lazy people.
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