Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:49
Thank you for the advice on indoors growing. Now the time for 'being brave'.
Have been a bit disappointed by efforts in recent years to grow veg and salad outdoors. Cabbages, swedes and other veg have all failed in a horrible clay flinty soil that also contains chalk. Is there anything that can grow in those conditions?
Mainly I've used big plastic tubs filled with organic compost. Depending on the weather, I've grown onions, spring onions, lettuces and radishes. Carrots and parsnips have generally been ok but very thin. I get strawberries but not raspberries.
How should I diversify to make the most of my garden which is small and on a hill?