No more excuses, I had to start on the garden.
This year I had an idea that raised beds would be the answer for the vegetable patch ( as I can’t work on my knees, or even crouch down) and I spent hours on the internet trying to track down an affordable means of achieving this.
They don’t seem to go in for such a thing in a big way here although I did find one example in a gardening catalogue at 155 euros a square.
Eventually we found the answer locally – squares in willow at 11 euros 80 each. They weren’t as high as I’d hoped but it looked like being the best on offer.
So I’ve just had a go at putting them on the potager. Now, I admit I’m a crap gardener but I did scratch my head over how to do it at first and then there was this eureka moment.
If I dug trenches all round the squares then that would produce the earth to fill them up as well as making them higher for me to work with. The soil was damp and heavy so I only managed to do two and a half.
But perhaps you gardeners out there will see something I didn’t. If I’m heading for disaster please tell me before I do any more.
If anyone is interested in the Fourniret trial I’ve written about it on my other blog, here.