Growing Vegetables - Doing The Good Life!
A Fresh Start
First of all we are starting a veg garden. This has come from years of watching "The Good Life", we also think it is the right thing to do.
Years ago my dad used to grow veg here and he was very successful, now I'm giving it a go!
We have fenced off a large area of garden and dug it over - even built a chicken pen with 4 chucks.
We now have to put some fertiliser into the ground then plan where and when to plant etc.
Thing is I'm a bit green on this so any advice would be great.Comment:
I expect there are very many folk who will admit to being influenced by Tom and Barbara, don't you Pete? I know I was and that was when "The Good Life" first hit our TV screens in the mid 1970's.
If your just begining, try a raised bed or two. They make vegetable growing more managable - you won't need to dig them every year for a start.
Incorporate as much composted vegetable matter or manure as you can find.
If your garden is freshly dug or is about to be then you might want to try growing potatoes as a first crop. These will help clear your ground by suppressing fresh weed growth.
Have fun and be persistant - experience can only grow with time... just like your veg.