Thursday, May 10, 2012

Reduce, reuse, recycle in the garden

It was a lovely morning on Wednesday, so I got out in the garden to finish off a couple of raised beds.  When we got the windows replaced in the new basement I kept the old windows as I thought they would make cold frames.  Anyhow scrapped that idea and made a couple of raised beds with them instead.


I am going to put garlic in one of the beds, strawberries in the other and in between I will plant my gladiolus.  Now let me know if that is not a good idea? I still have to finish the beds off, but at least the hard work of digging the beds out is done. 001
I then made a start on the veggie patch and didn't get too far before my back started to complain.....
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This shows how much more I still have to do!! Luckily I have company coming over on Saturday and I will see if they will help me with the weeding.  If they don't help they won't get fed!!!!004
After having a cup of tea I decided to tackle cutting the field again, however by lunch time it started to pour and never stopped all day.  I want to get my potatoes planted this week if possible.

11 comments:

angela said...

Good work on reusing the old windows. I think working for your dinner is a wonderful idea! I can wait to see all your plants growing. It will get me motivated for our spring later in the year!

datacreata said...

Gosh, I wouldn't know where to start with that much land. We have three high vegetable beds so I don't have to bend over too much. Aging/gardening can be a right royal pain at times :)

Fran said...

That's one huge area to dig over, I don't envy you! I put some pots in a few weeks ago and they need earthing up already, they obviously like all our rain! Take it easy or you will be on your back for a few days xxx

North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard said...

Poured rain here too. Need a nice day, as well as it being hubby's day off to get our garden tilled up.

Debby said...

That is a big garden spot to have to turn over by hand! Better be on the lookout for a tiller soon or you will be down with your back. Working for food sounds like a great idea.

Mysti said...

WOW! You have some land!!! We are getting ready to plant our seedlings too.

Jane and Chris said...

We bought a tiller because digging took so much time.
Jane x

Karine said...

What a brilliant idea to use the old windows to make flower and garden beds!

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm impressed with the size of your garden!

Cash Only Living said...

Wow that's going to be a beautiful garden space when everything starts growing!

Rose said...

I like the idea of raised beds but somehow they never happen...we do have a tiller to till the garden the first time every year...and sometimes he does too early and does it again before we plant.