My plan to leave the general weeding and tidying up of the garden until completion of the veg plot has paid off. Yesterday I gathered up my trustee assistant and we both set off to get what we needed. We were on a mission.
First stop pig, sheep, pony food and more wood shavings for the chickens. Then the garden centre. I realised that so late in the year I was going to have to cheat slightly and buy seedings if I could get any and check out the seed packets in general for any that said I still had time to sow.
I managed to get:
6 red cabbage seedlings - not sure what I am going to do with these, wanted normal cabbage but they were out - will have to pickle some for the Honesty Box at the end of the gate
1 marrow plant
1 courgette plant - lesson learned a couple of years ago on my first attempt to grow veg, with no actual dedicated area for the veg I just planted
1 red pepper plant
3 tomato plants
2 green bean plants
I would much rather be planting out my own stuff but for now this will have to do
I have also planted some seeds straight into the ground for
So we got back and got out our garden tools and started the task of digging and turning over the soil. I have never been so tired. My arms ached so much but I wanted to get it all done so for 5 hours tried to get the soil nice and fine then I got to do the good stuff and plant then I secured it like you would not believe in he hope of keeping the pesky rabbits and birds off my veg. Which overnight I have become obsessive about - something to rival blogging!
|One of the Boys|
Next big tasks
1, Re-build chicken house interior
2. Construct Smoker before 2nd week of August when my pork will come back
|There will be much better examples but this one is mine !|
3. Build composter
Next stop .... get on with the gardening!
Things to Note - get veg plot prepared in time next year and get seeds planted and potatoes in