Last year I started growing my own vegetables and planted a small orchard of apples, pears and a plum tree. My actual veg garden is made of six equal sized raised beds, the framework of which are treated railway sleepers, which although initially are expensive to buy, are so durable and long lasting. We added some new soil and copious amounts of organic matter and some grit to the remaining clay soil aready there. We will do this every winter to keep our beds easier to weed, make planting more successful and watering more effective. Once you have the beds or area of our choice set up to deal with your own soil and its subsequent problems, you are able to give your seeds the best chance of germinating, and your plants an environment where they flourish. My herb garden is a brand new venture this year, and I am growing herbs inside in pots to plant on, and have already planted out parsley seeds.
Why go to all this trouble, when you can buy vegetables and herbs freely in the shops? Once you have grown your own new potatoes and sprinkled them with mint and chopped parsley and a knob of butter, then you will know why!! All vegetables taste 100% better if grown in your garden, and are naturally organic if you don't spray them. Fresh, lush herbs enhance almost all savoury dishes and many sweet ones. Say goodbye forever to supermarket herbs, those mean, expensive bunches encased in thick plastic wallets will now have no place in your kitchen. They will be replaced by lavish bunches of your own fresh herbs, scenting your kitchen bringing you enormous satisfaction instantly pepping up your recipes.
Check our the month by month to-do lists for the kitchen garden, and please let me know what you are growing and how you are getting on. Remember we are in this together!
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