Sunday, 21 May 2017

Start!

Yep, we've started another plot - I know, I know! This one's previous owner enjoyed show-growing, so it's got raised beds and barrels of soil which he mixed with a cement mixer! That top photo is to draw the eye; it's a silk road shrub at home...This, unfortunately is what the plot looks like..
It's been abandoned since about September and the weeds are very happy - there's some good soil under that lot...We aren't ready to plant anything yet, we just couldn't leave all those thistles and other weeds to go to seed. Especially with new neighbour Ivan's immaculate plot next door!
We won't be growing for show, but hope we can grow some attractive veg for the food festival in October.. we'll see... The Jam provide the title song, but we didn't get much done as it was so rainy and we couldn't fit any more bags of weeds into the car :-(

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  1. I'm sure it won't take you long to get it back into shape if the basics are all there underneath!

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    1. Thanks! Just a little worried by the amount of slugs and snails we've found so far!

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  2. Good luck with that. Maybe grow some watercress in one of the containers.

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    1. Mmm, I think I have some land cress seeds around somewhere

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