So, it seems its that time of year when gardening starts to look like a good idea (why? Cos I have absolutely no money, mostly. Also, its fun
Me, Ellen and Chris have decided to get involved and sort out the mess that is the vegetable patch - sadly a mess of weeds since last year’s failure.
So the plan:
Sunday, Ellen and I are going to the garden centre in Mumbles (while Chris is ‘revising’ :-P) to fetch some bits - namely seeds, but probably some sort of slug-devastator… nematode worms perhaps? I don’t want to use chemicals. Also, Sue (landlady) has said we can borrow a garden fork, so clearing / digging will be done.
One idea we had was to dig a trench around the outside of the soil patch and fill it all the way round with sand. Apparently slugs don’t like that. Not sure how bad it would be for the garden… or soil?
We are also going to construct a small ‘poly tunnel’, using some polyethene dust sheet from B&Q - pretty cheap - £4!
Hopefully these precautions will mean this year’s efforts are a bit more productive than last year’s. Fully expecting cat-shit to deal with, but thats extra nutrients, right?!
- Clear up garden on Sunday (any help welcome!)
- Dig trench around outside.
- Grow seedling beans in jars and other veg in plug pots.
- Get sand from beach (illegal… i think… :-/)
- Erect (ha!) poly-tunnel
- PLANT STUFF!!
- EAT STUFF!!
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