I’m almost 79 years old and I just love growing vegetables; one of my pleasures is in pulling a few radishes, washing them in a bucket of rainwater and eating them in the garden. Perhaps, though, best of all, is eating peas straight from the pod. I have to grow lots so that some of them make it to the kitchen.
However, I am being beaten by horsetail/marestail. It is utterly rampant in my kitchen garden and I am no longer able to weed properly (I’m arthritic and do most of my gardening on my knees) and my husband is at the moment bedridden and needing my attention at least once an hour. I have just been out with a pair of shears to cut the horsetail down from round the onions and the peas.
If I could grow all things I want to grow in troughs and containers, I think I can beat that horsetail. I like to grow broad beans, peas, runner beans, all types of brassica, especially Brussels sprouts, broccoli, savoy cabbages, cauliflowers (both summer and over wintering ones), parsnips, carrots, leeks and potatoes. Oh, and onions and some salad crops too.
Has anyone any comments to help me.