Ever since I started trying to get our garden into shape, I’ve been planning to have a small veggie patch. I dismantled the rotting shed earlier this year and then some more time passed and I started to build a raised bed. Some more time passed and I laid a small paving area for a table, a couple of chairs and Oscar’s sand pit. (Note the recurrent use of the word small). In doing so, I had to move quite a lot of topsoil to make it level and it filled the raised bed.
More time has passed, and periodically Hannah has asked me if I “actually plan on doing anything with that”; suggesting that it would look lovely with some nice heathers.
I was eventually spurred into action and bought a few packets of seeds from the co-op and pretty much just shoved them in the ground. I planted a couple of courgettes, a row of carrots, a row of mixed leaf salad, and some “spinach beet”. We picked up a couple of free packets of seeds from Charlecote Park the other day, so Oscar and I planted three of the seeds. Paula (Hannah’s mum) gave me a butternut squash plant to shove in, and has also given me some of her onion sets, which still need to go in.
Today was the day I spotted my first few tiny seedlings poking their heads through the soil. It feels nice 🙂