Spring seems to be arriving, so today we began planning our garden. Firstly the children and I made a sketch map of the garden and measured all the distances along the house, around the fences and along the paths and beds.
Next I helped R to plot the map and measurements onto graph paper to make a scale plan; 1cm = 1m on the ground. The garden has quite a slope to it so we roughly indicated that too. We will use this plan as a base for designing our garden and planning where to put plants etc.
|Scale plan of the garden|
Our square foot garden was looking rather neglected so the children helped to remove all the dead plants, harvest what remained and dig the soil over ready for planting. We got rid of lot of snails after we'd had a good look and scream at them.
|A very neglected veggie patch|
|Removing flowered lettuce|
|Getting rid of flowering lettuce|
|Harvesting spring onions|
|Celery and spring onions from the veggie patch|
|Digging the soil over|
|All ready for replanting|
We transplanted some flowers from the square foot garden into a pot as they seemed to have some life still in them.
|Filling the pot with soil|
|Planted up ready to grow|
We have lots of plans for the garden so watch this space.