Sunday, 22 July 2007

Square Foot Gardening

That Omlet forum has a lot to answer for! First it was an eglu and 4 chickens; then a second eglu and more chickens; then a veg garden and a serious bid for self sufficiency (well, mabe a bit of veg for dinner at the least). After much huffing and puffing, OH deigned to help me build them and they were ready by mid April - just in time to plant out some peas, runner beans and cucumbers that I'd already started in pots. And in just 3 months - voila!

In the far bed are: sweetcorn, runner beans, peas, courgettes, carrots and leeks.

Middle bed: dwarf french beans (note to self - this means dwarf plants, NOT dwarf beans, so in future do not plant at the back behind the broccoli), broccoli, peppers, spring onions, leeks, tomatoes.

Nearest bed: Assorted planted by my sons and eaten by the snails living in the kniphofia, radish, lettuce, cucumbers and nasturtiums.

I also have potatoes in bags, curly parsley in a window box and more tomatoes in another window box.

Produce so far = plenty of radish and salad leaves, peas, potatoes and one sweet little courgette!

It's a start anyway!

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