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2009 - The story "begins"

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So this year I’m going to take it seriously. For Christmas I got one of those books of “Times Answers” and one of the questions interested me…

“Can you grow enough veg on an 8m2 plot to feed a family of 4?”

So I’m going to try.

Honesty time; I have 3 plots; one is 8m2 and is raised; get the sun early in the morning and after 3pm. The second plot gets the sun from about 10am and is about 6m2; the third plot is the smallest (4m2) and gets the sun again from about 10am. – It’s not that we are big eaters but I doubt the quality of the soil.

The House is 7 years old on a new development on ex farm land so the soil has had all manner of heavy plant over it and there is very little top soil or organic matter in it. Bricks / concrete / plastic ties / guttering are all buried in the soil but not organic matter!!!! – Builders don’t you love them – Lazy beep beep beep.

The last 2 have never grown anything before and are new this year (I’ve taken lawn up)

My January Catch up blog will cover the work carried out during that Month.

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you might be surprised how much produce you can get from these sized raised beds, they are more productive than a conventional plot , but you will need to ensure the soil is properly manured for the hungry crops and lightly manured for the brassicas , they will benefit from this in the first year.
only problem you may have is in crop rotation , due to the different sized beds.but all depends what you fancy growing . .....................steve

2 Mar, 2009

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