28 Feb 2009

First good days work this year

A good days work. We got the rest of the potato bed manured and dog over.

I opened up last years compost bed, it's fabulous. Good crumbly rich and dark.

I also started to repair and extend on of the raised beds. we don't have any spare soil to fill the beds and definitely did not want to pay for any! Here's my solution.
After digging a trench for the pallet to for the raised beds I dug two foot of top from within the bed. It's wasted at the bottom of the bed. I then fill the bottom half of the bed with rough uncomposted garden material. This then had a layer of newly composting material (several months old. Then a layer of manure and top soil. It was then finished with the good compost made last year.

1 Feb 2009

Started the shed

I had a couple of weeks off over Christmas and managed to started on a new shed or rather a large extension to the existing shed. I was hoping to get it finished for the start of this season but have been very busy for the last month or so. It'll get bits done on it now between the growing stuff. It made from pallets and old fencing. It's sort of evolving organically rather than following a plan.
Jim has been digging the beds and Sandra has been cleaning and weeding so it's all coming along nicely. The winter broad beans have already been planted.