Monthly Archives: March 2011

Starting our veg garden…

Our vegetable garden was made purely with what we could find mostly for free.  We gathered lots of cardboard to sheet mulch with.  We then collected hazel from the hedge rows on our lane and began to weave some raised beds.  We found more old fence posts and marked out our area – nice and close to the van and the shipping container.  On freecycle we came across as much rotten horse poo as we needed and we mixed that with comfrey.  It wasn’t long before we had our first packs of biodynamic seeds from Stormy Hall Seeds and were planting them.  A gate and some chicken wire kept out the deer and rabbits and we were away…

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March – moving ahead

March came and we suddenly had lots and lots to do.  Firstly I marked out where all the trees in the food forest were going to be planted using stakes.  Then a whole bunch of trees were delivered from The Agroforestry Research Trust. The next day the guy came back to move the shipping container with more success than the first time.  We did a carboot sale and got rid of lots of unnecessary possessions.  Such a good feeling to feel lighter.  We erected a fence around the food forest and friends came from London to help plant hedging.  Our first veg box arrived and we saw Barny the owl.  We built a compost bay with free pallets and fence posts that were scavenged…

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