GreenDan's Adventures in Gardening


Upgrades, Planning, Sowing

Posted in Uncategorized by greendan on March 6, 2011

I finally got around to a bit more gardening.

First I had to sort out the centre bed. The lack of surround had been bugging me ever since I put it in. Luckily my Dad has a small, but useful, obsession with taking pallets apart and reusing them, so I swapped some complete pallets that were being chucked out at work, with some already taken apart pallets.

This wood was simple to convert into a nice surround for the bed:

Which makes it much nicer looking.

I’ll probably put some along the front of the Edge patches in the next week or so.

After boxing in the patch I dug some compost into it. (If you are really observant, you may have noticed some purple bags of compost at the back of the garden near the shed. This is not the compost I used. I have a compost Bin and Heap behind the shed – but I’m planning on upgrading these to, so I’ll properly introduce them to you in a later post. Please try and contain your excitement.)

I put the carpet back over the patch when I was done. And then we got on to the really exciting bit:

Planning where I was going to plant things, I have quite dodgely photoshopped this image together to give you an idea:

The Potato’s at the back will be grown in the PotatoTron 4000 (TM). Which looks like this:

This is also made from Pallets (Thanks Dad!)

I then sowed some things for growing on the window sill. Onions, Leeks, Runner Beans and Peas are now on their way:

These are the leeks and onions, the peas and beans are on another window sill.

The other things I will start on in a few weeks once the weather warms up.

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  1. Paul Duvall said,

    Yeah! Looking awesome dude – you got plenty of tasty stuff going on here. Particularly loving the potato construction – is this to take advantage of the fact that you can continue to build up the soil as it grows, which forces the plants to continue to develop more spuds?

    • greendan said,

      Yeah, it’s actually in two halves that stack on top of each other.

  2. Mo said,

    I can’t express how jealous/impressed I am with this set up.
    And I particularly how you’ve used innovated augmented reality technology in the where-I’m-going-to-sow-things pic.

  3. Derek Nice said,

    Nice one dan’o good to see things getting moving for you , love your trade mark Tron 4000 spud grower

  4. mummy said,

    Well done Hope it all grows. My onions and leeks are just coming up on the window sill


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