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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Taking this grow-your-own thing seriously!

Whilst still finishing the fence, I brought 10 sleepers to make a large planter for me to grow all my veggies. This weekend Scott and Andy made it for me, dug a hole ready for the water tank foundations and made a base for the greenhouse.

They are cementing the greenhouse base and water tank foundations next weekend when I am on nights - so I hope they're quiet about it! It doesn't look that big there but it's  pretty decent!

My little 6x4 greenhouse is already fit to burst with me wanting more and more to go in it. So much so that there has been a slight change of plan....

 I have blown a load of money one one twice the size!! It's going to take a few weeks to get here but it will be so worth it! It's a Rhino Premium 6x8. It will sit comfortably on the base and still leave me a decent path down the side to get to my planter. Andy has the 8x12 in green but I decided to save myself the extra £300 and just have it plain aluminium. Scott thinks that it would look better in our garden anyway - though he is probably just saying that because he didn't want me to spend the money as it was - let alone even more just for a colour... 

I was originally going to have the model with double doors in the long side but decided that I would probably have more space if I had a single door on the short end. It will then have staging that will run the length on one side and space for grow bags on the other! I am SOOOO excited!!! I want it here now. It should also collect a decent amount of rain water so will also have a slimline water butt next to it and the over flow pipe straight into the bed. Hopefully I'll never need to run the tap to water the garden again!...

My broad beans came up well second time round so they have been planted in grow bags along with a tomato and cucumber plant. Another good thing with my new greenhouse is that it has hanging basket rails which I plan to tie string on so that the beans will be able to climb up easily. Next year i might even grow my tomatoes in hanging baskets to utilise the space even more!

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