Plot44 – The Story so far

 

 

So the growing season.

What can I say. It has been a delightful mix of amazement, weather and success.

For a first year growing at home id say its been more than what I had imagined it would be. The picture of a fine sunny day, sitting in the back garden and being able to see the fruits of your labour has always been an appetising one.

I set myself a few challenges this year with the main one being to grow as much quality food as I possibly could. There are more methods than growers in this world and I’m no different. For me I use a mix of 2 methods, no dig & square foot gardening. I’m happy to say it’s worked a treat.

October 2016 was the start of the project for me. The box was built using reclaimed materials from my previous allotment. The box dimensions are 3m x 3m x 1ft deep. Built simply by building a box on the surface of the grass, filling with leaves, grass and paper then topping off with aged manure.

 

Quite a bit of work initially but well worth it 🙂

Fast forward a few months and the initial sowings were planted.

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At the height of summer the growth was amazing and lush. For me this is the proof that what I’m doing works.

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So in a nutshell the season was amazing and best of all I had a brilliant little helper that made it much better. Everyone meet junior miss plot44. The future of organic growing 🙂

 

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