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Sunday, 13 April 2008

Back in the Hackney garden







It's been a little while but Dad and I made it back out into the garden today. The area we're planning to use for the kitchen garden down at the end has now been dug over to a depth of about two feet. The pile of bricks and rubble over on the right-hand side is just part of what's come out of there since I first broke ground over in the far left-hand corner about a year ago.

The compost bin is starting to fill up with a mixture of kitchen and garden waste, and now plays host to some lovely red worms. The bark chippings have settled down nicely, and the way is clear for the introduction of a shed.

You can see from the photo that the kitchen garden still needs to be levelled, and we need to introduce a shitload of compost to replace the four or five cubic metres of rubble we've excavated. Once that's in it will be time to start thinking about this year's crops. I'm thinking lettuces, spring onions and radishes, for starters, so that the least we get out of it is some lovely fresh salads.

Anyone got any other suggestions?

Oh, and by the way, I cleaned up these pictures using Adobe Photoshop Express, a free web-based service featuring some quite advanced photo-editing and sharing functionality. All very nicely put together. I'll be using it again for sure.

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Try some sort of spinach. Swiss Chard is good as you get the leaf bit and the stem as a separate texture. Or simple pick and pick again spinach. The more leaves you harvest the more leaves the plant makes. Lots of greens from little space.
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yummy. lots of lovely spinach. now that's a great idea.

the wife
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