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I had uploaded a few photos to the old forum of my attempts to create my first non-container garden (as an adult, I dabbled a bit as a child) at my temporary rented home in North-East Lincolnshire. I was lucky to be given permission by my landlord and letting agent, and am indebted to the wonderful SarrissUK for bringing me a wonderful supply of compost to get it all kickstarted. After bumping into Sarriss at work this week, I thought it was high time to post some updates!

Here is what I started with:

[attachment=163]

And this was the mess that was revealed when I peeled back the plastic:

[attachment=164]

[attachment=165]

Dug out an awful lot of rubbish:

[attachment=166]

But I had to leave quite a lot behind as I had limited time (still going to work full time) and only had a hand trowel to work with!

Still, I eventually got to the point where I could lay down some cardboard:

[attachment=167]

More to come in the next post!

I added Sarriss's wonderful donation of compost:

[attachment=173]

Then put the plastic back down over the rest of the area and re-spread the bark mulch:

[attachment=174]

And this is how it looked about two weeks ago:

[attachment=175]

Those are my potatoes in the foreground (covered in random assorted mulch from the rest of the garden, mostly weeds). I also have turnips, carrots, radishes, peashoots, lettuces (Tom Thumb ones from Muckdiva in the seed swap!), sorrel, beetroot, mange tout, kale, spring onions, wizard field beans, and more, all growing container free! I still have quite a few containers too, but I'll post pictures of those elsewhere.

I'll try to post some more pictures this weekend, as things have really taken off since that last photo.

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Lincolnshire lockdown larks 10
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Lincolnshire lockdown larks Where it all began
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Hello all Smile

I had uploaded a few photos to the old forum of my attempts to create my first non-container garden (as an adult, I dabbled a bit as a child) at my temporary rented home in North-East Lincolnshire. I was lucky to be given permission by my landlord and letting agent, and am indebted to the wonderful SarrissUK for bringing me a wonderful supply of compost to get it all kickstarted. After bumping into Sarriss at work this week, I thought it was high time to post some updates!

Here is what I started with:

[attachment=163]

And this was the mess that was revealed when I peeled back the plastic:

[attachment=164]

[attachment=165]

Dug out an awful lot of rubbish:

[attachment=166]

But I had to leave quite a lot behind as I had limited time (still going to work full time) and only had a hand trowel to work with!

Still, I eventually got to the point where I could lay down some cardboard:

[attachment=167]

More to come in the next post!

I added Sarriss's wonderful donation of compost:

[attachment=173]

Then put the plastic back down over the rest of the area and re-spread the bark mulch:

[attachment=174]

And this is how it looked about two weeks ago:

[attachment=175]

Those are my potatoes in the foreground (covered in random assorted mulch from the rest of the garden, mostly weeds). I also have turnips, carrots, radishes, peashoots, lettuces (Tom Thumb ones from Muckdiva in the seed swap!), sorrel, beetroot, mange tout, kale, spring onions, wizard field beans, and more, all growing container free! I still have quite a few containers too, but I'll post pictures of those elsewhere.

I'll try to post some more pictures this weekend, as things have really taken off since that last photo.


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