My Vegetable Garden March 2012
Hello from my new WordPress Blog! We’re still tweaking bits and pieces to the website and blog but as I’m impatient and shot this video on 31st March, I’m firing away and sharing it with you now before it’s too out of date. (For anyone new to my blog, I’ve just moved here from Blogger.)
To give you an idea of how a vegetable garden can transform in just a few short months I’m planning to add a monthly upload showing you my own garden. At the moment it’s looking a bit bare and overgrown but in a few weeks time I’ll be adding more seeds, supports and transplants. You’ll be viewing the garden highlights and lows (yes we all have those) and if all goes to plan, seeing how much food can be produced in a few beds.
Over the winter months most of the beds were covered with cardboard or green manures to protect the soil and they’ve recently been removed or dug in. Most beds except the area where the carrots will be sown have had very well rotted manure or compost dug in to improve the drainage of our clayey soil and replenish it with valuable nutrients.
You may notice from the clip that the soil is looking very dry… well it is, though only on the surface at present after the dry winter. This year I’ll be using straw as a mulch to protect it and to help to preserve moisture.
In case you’re wondering, we don’t sell any of the fruit or veg we grow. We eat it raw, cook it, store and freeze it, as well as donate some to neighbours who help out with watering occasionally (or give us manure!)
Mr G has done his bit with the digging and manuring and from now on in it will just be me tending to the garden as a working mum with three children (who I hope to bribe to help me…)
So that’s it for now, let me know if it helps which will encourage (or not!) me to update you in the months to come and also ensure that I keep up with it!