Having set my self the challenge of being able to provide at least one piece of food for the table everyday in 2015. Whether that be from the garden, store or foraged from the wild although i have a big veg garden i have never had any raised bed.
|Raised bed constructed.|
I have always been one for rummaging through a skip or two and scavenging anything i feel may come in hand. I put it to one side and eventually find a use for it so i have had these boards kicking about for a few years. I don't know why i haven't got them out the shed and knocked up some raised beds before I'm glad i have started now. Why i started today when it was 24oC i don't know but i did stupidity may have something to do with it. The beds are about 1m x 2m why this size the width means i can get to the middle of the bed from both side's and the length well that was the size of the planks. The stakes that are holding them in the ground where 60cm long so we had 30cm in the ground and i just simply nailed the planks onto them simple. The hard work came from humping 10 wheel barrows of soil into them and some garden compost to add a bit of organic matter to it i will add some blood, fish and bone as well.
|Finished raised bed|
But the hard work is not over as i still have another two to build that is tomorrows job so as it is going to be just as hot tomorrow i will make an early start. So ill be up before 8 which dose not happen very often on a Sunday but the job must be done. I'll also be sowing a few seed in the raised beds mainly salads Rocket, Lettuce, Mizuna, Mustard and Raddish but i will also sow some Spinach, Beetroot and Carrots.
these should extend the carrot harvest well into the autumn.