Seed Swaps

The Herb Garden begins

08 Oct 2011
Windy 20°C / 68°F

Well, 10:30am and my back is too sore to continue shovelling soil already (and only after 2 wheelbarrow loads!). So I’m taking a break, hoping it recovers enough to get some more done this afternoon.

Anyway, as you can see in the picture, I still have a loooong way to go. I laid out the edging the other day, hoping to get soil in yesterday, but then rainy day hit. So now my boards have bent like crazy. It’ll take a bit of jiggery pokery to get them straight, but once the soil is in, they should even out. It’s just a pain trying to get them all joined up when they are like that.

But that’s it for now. Off to give the back a rest.




Wow, I can’t wait to see that all planted up. Its massive, you really are doing some amazing things with your place.

What are the sides made of?

Posted on 09 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

They’re 12mm plywood. Non-structural, which is a bit of a worry, and why I’ve painted them up. Normally I use Marine ply and paint with decking oil for the square foot gardenz, but that gets quite expensive for for a large area like this, so I’m hoping this will work

Posted on 09 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

that’s one impressive sized herb bed in the making! Very sensible of you to take a break from the shovelling – I had to recently shift some compost that had been delivered onto my driveway – a comparatively very modest amount might I add – but the storm clouds were gathering and I didn’t want it washed away, so I rushed the job and have been paying for it recently with a pinched nerve in the neck – lesson learnt – taking a break is an excellent idea!

Posted on 09 Oct 11 (over 4 years ago)

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