My New Veggie Patch
Well, I’ve finally got there! My new veggie patch is finally planted up and, by the looks of things out of the window, are getting a good watering in (it’s POURING down!)
As you can see, the veggie patch was not looking very promising last month…
But I raided my dad’s garage and found some nice treated timber and cajoled him into building a retaining fence around the patch so that I could level it all out (it was sloping before).
I dug in loads of chicken manure pelets and raked it all out flat. Then I planted:-
runner beans, peas, 100 onion sets, cauliflowers, sprouts, broad beans, spring onions. There are lettuces on the way in the greenhouse and these will be interplanted with the brassicas. I usually do parsnips and leeks, but I think I’m a bit late for these?
Anyway, I got there in the end! PHEW!!
The patch of ‘weeds’ in the top right of hte pic are in fact poppies, so I left those :-)
Can’t wait for things to start growing!
- 29 Apr, 2008
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