Bedtime for Bonzo: raised beds on the way
Before the snow stopped play, I spent some quality time in the mud-patch strewn with rubble that will shortly become the production hub for my intended vegetable garden. A few posts ago, in the distant past of 2009, I explained the journey that led me to raised beds. I also told you that I had ordered my wood, albeit 180 metres of the stuff.
Well, Stage 1 of the bed creation process is complete; further stages will be delayed thanks to the weather. I have also laid my hands on 1.5 tons of compost, 1.6 tons of horse manure, and a yet to be collected 2 tons of topsoil. Then … well, that’s the bit I don’t quite get yet!
A gardener friend (that’s a friend who gardens, not a gardener I have befriended) examined my collection of organic matter, checked out the bed, looked at my hair-brained uneducated plans, and promptly dubbed my plans as “punk rock gardening”. Despite him being less than kind with his words, it’s a label I think I shall adhere to!
Once the weather breaks, I shall commence the construction of the second bed, or Bed 2 as it is often called. After all, I don’t want to complicate things!
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