Saturday, March 31, 2012
For the UK, we have had stunning weather the last week/fortnight, and i've been bitten by the gardening bug since winter!
as i posted before, i promised to have a raised bed or growbag or generally just get my selection of seeds sown before monday. i'm happy to report that due to the weather, along with a little persusion, the hubby n i made a raised bed
. Clay soil+close to the water table+in the UK = bad combo for anything to grow! opted for a raised bed so they don't waterlog and actually can find nutrients without needing a jackhammer...
our little, tiny raised bed a metre squared, was built and filled up with nice soil and layered with a little compost with a layer of newspaper between the grass and the bed. if something manages to start growing, i'll definitely be trying out SCORPIO2010's tip (see previous post)!
i managed to get a few seed potatoes and a row of carrots. i'm not trying to grow enough of everything to last us until next year, much as that would be great! i'm just dabbling at the minute and see how i can tweak it for next year. the hesitant husband actually suggested that we build another over Easter weekend next week!
have to wait a few weeks before i can plant the solitary tomato plant i would like as we still have frost. but i'm still all chuffed we managed to get this much done! just need to remember to water it now...
around a week ago, i planted some spring onions, chillis and onions in little pots. they are currently living in the sunniest room in the house. today i noticed the tiniest little seedling making its way up in the spring onion pot! yay! hopefully the black-thumb won't get it!
just need to convince the hesitant husband to agree to a strawberry, blackberry and blueberry plant... that could be a little more optimistic than realistic i think!