some new snap shots from turning the planks of wood into actual beds that will grow my food is very rewarding, seeing the image in my head slowly come to life
Since moving in, and collating all my stuff ( steptoeville) I am trying to use everything sustain ably- cardboard packing boxes, I have used them to lay down in side the garden beds to form a barrier to stop weeds and grass growing up into the beds. I have also used the trees & shrubs mulched down as the bottom layer in the garden beds- this adds a layer that will help drainage and starts the foundation for good soils- It also minimises the cost of buying in so much soil- with raised beds there is no need to have soil from the bottom to the top- the plants will not grow that deep.
I have also build little beds, there are always plants that produce food for many years and years, things like rhubarb, strawberry, raspberry, josterberry, blackberry- many berries, with some mint thrown in.
And then walking around I see little shoots on the new fruit trees and blossoms on the old apricot tree- hard to think that this trees, flowers and an insect will pollinate then from this flower an apricot will grow- apricots- mmmmm, Jam, strudel,preserved, turnovers- chicken- I’m in love with apricots