Monday, 25 February 2013

Hyper Smash


The new patch

The new patch

So, here is what I have to work with. As you can see, its not much at the minute, but should be big enough to provide plenty of challenges in our first growing season. Evie has informed me that moving the daffodils first is more important than any vegetables!

I have decided on three main beds, horizontally across the patch. Apparently, this should be enough to allow me to rotate the crops year on year. Brassicas in one bed, root veg in another, and Peas / Beans etc in the third.

I managed to get most of the first bed dug over the weekend, I forgot how much hard work digging was!! I have more blisters than fingers today.

 I was really disappointed that I didn't manage to get it all levelled off yesterday but I was done in altogether. (and I wanted to watch the cup final) So that will be a job for one night this week.

The nights will be drawing out properly soon, and I cant wait. there is so much to do that little & often is going to be the key to making this garden a success, and a potter in the garden after work every evening really does help to de-stress.

About me

Just to give you a little background info - My name is Jamie McNamee, I have a wonderful wife Samantha, and two amazing children Evie & Alfie. We moved to a quiet part of Mid Wales last summer. Now that we have a bit of space, and with the ridiculous cost of food these days, we decided that growing as much of our own produce as possible is the way forward.

The biggest problem, is my vegetable growing knowledge is limited to what I've picked up from books, and a few episodes of Gardeners World, So it should be eventful at least. Anything I learn along the way I will share with you, and I would love to hear from you to point out when I'm doing something wrong. Or even on the few occasions that I manage to get something right!

So if you would like to follow my journey through the gardening world, I would love to have you on board & I look forward to hearing from you all. I will try to post as many pictures as I can along the way.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

First post of many....


I'm very new to all this, so please bear with me. Having recently moved to a house with a garden big enough for a veg patch, but not really having much of a clue what I'm doing, I thought I'd let everyone see how I'm getting on so you can laugh at me, and let me know where I'm going wrong!