This week has seen the preparation of the vegetable plot. Not only has the hubby got a plan for the year, a list of vegetables that we are going to grow and seeds ordered but he has braved the cold and has been hard at work preparing the beds. We now have deeper raised beds, the compost bins moved and even new area that is ready for some fruit trees.
Last year we did not have the opportunity to plan the vegetable patch. Everything was planted last minute. This year we are determined to do things differently. We want to grow more this year and as many varieties of vegetables that we are able to. We aim to be as self sufficient as we can throughout the year by growing and nurturing our vegetables. There is no greater satisfaction than watching the vegetables grow until they are ready to harvest, collecting fresh vegetables ready to cook and serve.
Elsewhere in the garden there are signs of new growth. Buds are becoming visible on so many plants. I love seeing everything come back to life as springtime arrives. We have found that many plants are ahead this year due to the mild end of last year. My parents even have daffodils that are in bloom!
This is how our garden has grown this week...
|Patch ready for new fruit trees|
|Higher raised beds|
|Yay our chickens are laying again!|