Archive for ‘Potager project’
30 September 2007
Today the ordure we ordered (try saying that after a bevvy or two) was delivered.
I have spent the best part of the day digging the manure in to various beds. I’m shattered and I reckon I’m only about halfway through.
My back tells me that I won’t be getting around to finishing this for a little [...]
Filed under: Potager project — Clare @ 2:05 pm
28 September 2007
Last weekend while digging over one of the beds in the middle of the garden I hit a snag. A very hard snag. I was trying to dig a trench at a spade’s depth and reached concrete. When we moved in there was a massive pile of rubbish at that end of [...]
Filed under: Potager project — Clare @ 3:52 pm
26 September 2007
(Don’t worry – no P45s involved)
I wrote a little while ago about wanting to order some leaf sacks from Wiggly Wigglers and mentioned that I wasn’t going to order them until the raised beds were completed. Ahem. They’re not done yet, almost there but not quite. I ordered the sacks anyway. Well, [...]
Filed under: Mulch, Potager project — Clare @ 4:21 pm
25 September 2007
It’s taken us a while, but this weekend we put the finishing touches to the shed.
It might be small, not even a shed at all really (“Grande Storage” is what the manufacturer calls it), but it absolutely does what we want it to do. Look at the foldaway table on the door – how useful [...]
Filed under: Potager project — Clare @ 3:59 pm
22 September 2007
It’s rained a lot here recently, but for now that’s OK. For starters, it means that the soil in the soon-to-be-raised beds is still soft enough to dig and turn over so I can prepare them properly. Even better than that, the rain has washed away a lot of the dust from the [...]
Filed under: Potager project — Clare @ 3:58 pm
21 September 2007
We have today ordered 30 sacks of well-rotted (4 years old) horse manure from Mr Muck’s. It’s reasonably priced (if there is such a thing as reasonably priced faeces) and delivery is free (well of course, I don’t charge to deliver mine, do you?). We expect our poo to arrive a week on Monday, [...]
Filed under: Potager project — Clare @ 3:31 pm
20 September 2007
I’ve been pondering the benefits and downsides of growing vegetables in the garden as opposed to down the allotment. Here are my thoughts:
Less space – more manageable
Less lawn = less mowing
Closer to home – easier to pop out for short periods more often
Not surrounded by people using Roundup
Feel better about investing money into [...]
Filed under: Potager project — Clare @ 5:38 pm
18 September 2007
The shed is almost complete (won’t be finished now until the weekend, and even then it’ll only be if the weather’s OK) and time is pushing on. I still have to finish preparing the beds before we can give them a proper filling. I’m working my way through the largest beds to start [...]
Filed under: Hard labour, Potager project — Clare @ 6:40 pm
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