Unboxing

Are you bored of the raised beds yet? Well tough, although I’ll spare you the unboxing video.

If I had done a video it would mostly have been me scratching my head because the various pieces come with precisely zero instructions. However, we (and by ‘we’ obviously I mean the other half) have worked out how they seem to need to be linked together. It’s actually fairly straightforward, although that doesn’t mean I won’t still attempt to do it wrong in some way …

Today, it being mostly dry except for the precise moment when I set off for the paper on the bike, I managed to finish digging out where the first three joined beds will go.

raised bed not fitting

Hmm, more digging needed

Well, almost …

raised bed fitting

A little further digging and things are taking shape. I’m still not entirely sure how I will manage the process of moving the earth around and knocking the pegs in that should hold the whole thing in place, but I will definitely get the other half to check before I do anything too irrevocable.

Meanwhile, a load of crap awaits. And not a metaphorical one either …

bags filled with horse poo

7 Responses to Unboxing

  1. Excellent! And I’m so glad you included a photo of the crap, bc I’ve been curious about it ever since you mentioned shoveling it into bags. Really looking forward to seeing how all of this transpires. So far, so good!

  2. disgruntled says:

    you’re a glutton for punishment

    • msnomadica says:

      Haha! No, no, this is fascinating stuff. I’ve always had a black thumb, but I’d really love to grow at least a few things of my own when I finally end up – mostly – in one place. But since I am of the tiny living mentality, it’ll probably be something more like container gardening or hydroponics. Or, maybe, one tiny raised bed.

      So all of this is much more interesting than just reading about it in books, and important information to mull over during the next 2 or 3 years. You have no idea what trains of thought were sparked by those bags of crap, lol.

  3. Charles says:

    I have just filled half of one of my raised beds , 12.5% of my entire land area,with Asparagus. I held off for two years, and I think we are moving in two years time, but I am now a country squire with an asparagus bed. I hope to eat some in the removal truck as the better half drags me off to boring sanity.

    • disgruntled says:

      As someone who ended up returning to their old house weekly for several months to harvest the last tomatoes, chillies and leeks, I feel your (anticipated) pain.

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