Friday, 27 May 2022

More raised beds...

 Yesterday we ordered the wood for two new raised vegetable beds. They said they would deliver it shortly and we happened to follow the delivery guy home. One will be 8’ x 2’ x 16”. The other 5’ x 2’ x 16”. I will only half fill them this year as both will sit on soil, which will be incorporated into items ordered today.

Today we went to buy soil, compost, manure and blood, fish and bone, to get one of them started. That will be delivered over the weekend. I also bought 5 more tomato plants and a courgette. Next year, I will sow them myself as per normal, but being on holiday, couldn’t do it. We hope to have the larger bed operational by next weekend. 

What I did notice was the rise by £1 per bag of a certain compost, from just two days ago!

Sunny day today but with a very cool strong northerly wind:(

6 comments:

  1. £1 in two days seems a bit excessive!
    I've bought quite a few bags this year to help the new beds, there will be some home made compost next year I hope

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    1. It was the only change I could see, don’t know why.

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  2. Wow, that was a big increase!!!

    God bless.

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    1. Strange as it wasn’t particularly special.

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  3. Prices literally are going up overnight aren't they. The 20p pasta was 23p a bag in Aldi yesterday!

    I didn't completely fill up my raised bed as I thought once the potatoes have grown I can top up the bed with the compost from their bags and have it nice and full for next year.

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  4. The compost we bought might be more than we need but it will be cheaper than next years prices methinks.

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