Since returning home yesterday from our Easter break in sunny South Wales to the start of a new month, I did not want to waste a minute of bank holiday sunshine.
After spending the weekend trekking through absolutely breath taking miles of coastal paths through farmland, I was inspired to officially start growing my new seed stash.
About a month ago, I made one of my favourite butternut squash soups as part of my Soup Challenge for YouTube and held back the seeds to hopefully have a glut or squashes. I also purchased a varied range of vegetable seed packets last week for 39p from Aldi and so on Monday I put them (along with any seeds I saved) in to little pots with compost and placed cling film on top to propagate in my conservatory for a few weeks.
Now I have picked what I want to harvest this year, today was another beautiful t-shirt-and-shorts day and did some research on making my own raised beds. I have opted for raise beds as it is something new, can become a dog-free zone and help organise my working-in-progress garden. It is quite small with lots of changes ahead but nothing is stopping me since last year we had to focus on constant ongoing renovations.
There are multiple youtube tutorials on making bedding from palettes which I didn’t have, but have lots of scrap wood in our pile for burning. I found some old long slats of wood from the old conservatory and laid them out and roughly sawed four pieces – two were cut shorter than the others to create a manageable rectangular bed for easy access.
I did not measuring at all, just lined up the pieces to cut the same lengths and attached strips of 2″ x 4″‘s in the inside corners and hammered it altogether.
This roughly took me an hour to do – not bad considering I’ve never done this before.
I will be dedicating this space for cauliflowers and cabbages. I seriously cannot wait create some of my future recipes this year with my own home grown vegetables.
The other vegetables I am trying to grow this year are:
I will blog next when I see some future activity!
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