Still looking at minimising my spend and doing some work in the garden as well as looking after the sites.
I had a little hiccup with the plants I planted at the weekend. Those *^%$&%* chickens dug half of them up and threw the soft earth all over the garden looking for grubs. A visitor left the gate open and they were out before I realised it. So much for the fencing so they could be free to roam in their little bit but no more.
I’ve just bought some raised beds that I will use as a key part of my growing capability. 1.8M by 1M. I’m going to put two close to each just next to, but out of reach of, the chickens. The beds were delivered yesterday and I had to order a couple of tons of soil to fill them up. Bang goes the remainder of my cash allocation for this month. I’m off work from today till Tuesday so should get it all sorted out then. The raised beds were really cheap and rough but they were value for money as I would have just managed to buy the materials for what I paid for them.
I’m planning on planting some basics, carrots, lettuce, kale, rocket and courgettes for starters but currently looking through my seeds to see what else may be suitable.
Pulled out two pallets, all I had, and in the process of preparing them to be vertical gardens. Will plant some cucumbers, courgette, perhaps tomato and lettuce in there and see how it goes. Once I have painted them with a wood protector they should look quite good. Just waiting for the right weather now. I’ve just acquired three more as the soil came with them. So when I have moved the soil I’ll have enough pallets for all my vertical gardening experiments.