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Things I’ve learnt about gardening

Strawberries have their own pots. Who knew? And now we have one.

Raised beds are a good for growing veg, due to drainage, soil compaction etc. Also, edging is important.

A lot of different stuff about tree rootstocks. MM106, anyone?

A bit about dual purpose apples and apple tree pollination. Yum.

A bit about preparing veg for planting from seed, thanks to this book, a gift from Sensei Paul and Rach.

A bit about composters (the importance of turning), wheelbarrows (the importance of pneumatic tyres) and water butts (heh heh… butts).

The previous owners of our house had very… different… taste in plants.

Today we’ll probably learn some stuff about digging, dirt and hard, scratchy gardening work! We’ll be attempting to plant the following:

  1. Garlic
  2. Chilli (from Malaysia)
  3. Cucumbers (Balinese)
  4. Carrots (alicante)
  5. Strawberries
  6. Blueberries
  7. Victoria plums
  8. James Grieve apples
  9. Tomatoes
  10. New potatoes (sorry forgot about these! Got a new potato planter thingy)

Wish us luck!