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The great Kitchen Garden move - the plot thickens...

Posted by Alison Mundie on 19 Nov 2008 at 01:42 PM

Now you see it...

 

The great kitchen garden move is proceeding apace, with all the raised beds dismantled now, soil removed, and the rabbit fencing taken down.  We made a really good job of putting it up, which is fine until it has to be taken out ...... especially if you are trying to save the wire netting and as many of the posts as possible.  Just the compost bins, the giant wormery, turf stacks (it'll be interesting to see how well they have broken down), some slabs & benches to move now.  We have been lucky with the weather so far, not too much rain, but even so the tractor has been slipping around on the mud when its fully laden! 

Now you don't ...

 

Planning for the new productive area comes as a welcome relief for our tired backs, and yesterday we were marking out some of the planned spaces with tapes, canes and string/spray paint - great fun!   No matter how detailed the  plan drawn to scale, there will inevitably be minor adjustments to make on the ground, and you get a much clearer idea of how the space looks, and how its all going to fit together (hopefully). 

Saving the soil

 

Over the next week or so, we will be planning the veg beds and fruit, ordering seed and materials, and getting stuck into the ground preparation, weather permitting.  It may be literally stuck in, if conditions don't let the soil dry out a bit .....

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