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Posted By: Darowyn
01-Jan-10 - 04:50 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening 2010
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening 2010
We have a new garden to set up and plant this year. The greenhouse is nearly ready to go into operation- you can't see through the glass for frost right now! I've built a small raised bed inside it that goes right down into the soil, and that will allow us to grow the more tender vegetables. We also have access to a strip of land beyond the back fence, between our garden and the Cows' field, and we are going to grow the root crops like potatoes, carrots, parsnips,beetroot etc there.
Still to do is the job of making the raised bed next to the greenhouse and garage for the salad crops and herbs. We also need to find somewhere to put the walnut tree, though there was an apple and a pear tree here already.
We made a front garden before the winter- it was just a mess of rolled hardcore for cars to park on before, but by the time we had planted all the plants we brought with us from the old place, it looks as if it will be fine. It's just a question of hoeing the weeds that have come in with the 12 tons of topsoil we put on there.
It's going to be a busy year. Can't wait to get started!