Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Veg plotting

I've been pondering again over the garden. Out loud to Mike who had the good sense to listen deeply & more importantly agree.

It's very important to me to be able to nip out & gather something for dinner. I'm also conscious of the need for it to be time effective. 

The current veg bed was a mistake, to turn the veg garden into a time effective operation I really do need separate veg beds. It would make it a whole lot easier to keep on top of. 

I've been going over in my mind about what I want to grow & to be honest two small beds isn't going to cut it. 

Sweetcorn & courgettes

Salad bits 

Beans 

A few cabbages & broccoli 

& really a fifth bed because well you know garlic, Florence fennel & veg I could very well buy but want to have a dabble at growing my own

Potatoes & carrots will still be grown in pots.

So all of this has given Mike something to think about, whether it happens this year we shall see but it's still nice to plan


20 comments:

  1. I still have to draw up a plan for what and where. I intend to clear another few feet of ground behind the greenhouse and know that sweetcorn, courgettes and squash will live there this year. My potatoes will be in pots again, just Rocket and Arran Pilot, if I had enough room I would grow some Nadine as they are my favourite all rounder.

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  2. We made a list of what we want to grow yesterday, and husband drew up the plan of where it is all to be planted. We too are growing new potatoes in bags.

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  3. I have one veg bed, no where near big enough and although I grew in short rows, it was still difficult to maintain and get to stuff. I'd personally love raised metre square beds. Tons of them!

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  4. You can never have too many veg beds can you!

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  5. We need to do some rethinking here too. Mine which were already in situ, when we moved in last year, just don't work for me. We'll also see what this year brings. Take care.

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  6. Glad to hear you're all over the lurgy. Sounds like you have lots of plans for the house and the garden. All exciting stuff. I know what you mean about getting jobs done in the right order, it can take some proper working out so you're not going back and messing up what you've already done. I'm really impressed with your vegetable plans. The most I've every grown are peas and strawberries, but they were very nice :) xx

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  7. I tried growing veg in three very small (1m square) beds and couldn't grow enough so I have to confess that I gave up. I can see the need for space! xx

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  8. How ever much space we make in our garden for veggies it never seems to be enough. We took on an allotment a while ago but there's nothing like nipping out into the back garden to get your lunch. Have a great week xx

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  9. We used to have one large veg bed but it was too much hard work so we turned that into 6 raised beds. We also had a fruit area that we turned into 4 beds. Then last year we made 2 smaller strawberry beds and moved the strawberries into them, so this year we have 7 veg beds & 5 fruit beds.. Hope your planning comes to fruition :o)

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  10. Planning is the relatively easy bit isn't it. We have lots of plans but never manage to quite do them all but if we did life would be boring wouldn't it.

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  11. Separate beds certainly make it easier to manage. I hope that your plans turn into a workable reality and you have a good growing season. Flighty xx

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  12. Planning is half the fun. I'm looking forward to seeing what you decide as I've got some decisions to make of my own now that I no longer have the allotment.

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  13. Our garden plot is so small I have to plan very carefully, I still use large tubs as well. Hubby is growing tomatoes this year, but i have warned him, he can't leave all the care to me, he will need to do more.

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  14. There's never enough space is there. I started with four raised beds and ended up squeezing three more in. Still not enough! I shall look forward to seeing any changes and redesigns you make. I always think it looks nice in the summer with lots of things growing closely together. Hard to imagine at this time of year! CJ xx

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  15. I have great admiration for anyone who can grow anything other than weeds. It must be lovely to grow your own veg.

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  16. It is very fun to plan isn't it? Lots of hard work in the future but it will be well worth it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  17. My garden is not big enough to worry about number of veg beds and even if I did have more than one bed the slugs would have the ultimate say in what I actually got to eat! Bloody things. You have a very neat veg garden from what I can see. Lots of hard work has gone in to it!

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  18. I have never been very successful in growing vegetables - I'm more of a flower and fruit grower. Abundant vegetable beds do look wonderful in summer, though (and taste good too). Lovely to plan for warmer weather.
    Cathy x

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  19. Separate veg beds are much easier to handle, can tackle a bed at a time, somehow just feels more manageable. Look good too. Planning is such fun!

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