We finally have veg beds in the garden, and they’re covered in lovely organic matter, ready for 2018. After a year out from clearing, digging and not growing anything particularly meaningful, this feels like a big breakthrough.
As for the organic matter, it may look like weak horse poo spread over the top of the soil, but on closer inspection, this soil improver is something I’ve not used before.
Merry Christmas everyone!
With a 4 and a 2 year old in the house, Christmas has been as chaotic but memorable, as you might expect. Presents were exchanged, and a delicious turkey feast devoured. However, one thing was missing this year: for the first time in almost a decade, there was nothing homegrown on the Christmas menu.
Building the new veg patch continues, and I managed a few crops in pots and borders this summer, but I’ve now been veg bed-less for over a year. It has seemed like a very long time, and as the year has progressed, I’ve found myself reflecting on this.
Finally, after much huffing and puffing, bonfires and green bin collections, we reclaimed the back end of the garden. The overgrown and out of control shrubs and trees are gone, and we got to move the chainlink fence back to the true boundary. It’s taken a year, but felt like a real milestone.
Like all clearance jobs, they’re knackering and require graft but provide great satisfaction. Compared to where we started the space is like a new garden, the openness making it feel much bigger.
There are still some roots that need removing, but I’ve got over excited and decided to put another raised bed in instead and tackle what’s left later on.