Boxing Clever

Quite a productive weekend, having moved a tonne bag of sand by hand from Darren’s allotment to his new house we built a new box in which I can grow my long veg next year. The box is 3 foot square and 5 foot high made from gravel boards bought in my local Scats and it sits on top of what was originally my smallest raised bed. The plan is to build another one alongside and grow carrots in one and parnsips in the other. The boxes will be filled with sharp sand to be cored out at a later date ready for sowing in February. Underneath is some good quality soil which will feed the tap roots if they get that far!

carrot box

I also picked some Autumn veg for dinner – Brussels, parsnips and beetroot – to go with the cabbage and potatoes in store.

Autumn veg


And on Sunday we had a lovely day out at Kingston Lacy a National Trust property near Wimbourne Minster in Dorset.

Kingston Lacy

Well worth a visit if you’re in the area it’s a large house with huge formal grounds on an estate. We enjoyed looking round the house and strolling around the gardens which included a large kitchen garden area and community allotment.


7 responses to “Boxing Clever

  1. Parsnips and Beetroot look fantastic mate
    Does this also mean those bloody sprouts will be out of our way for when we do the next box ?

  2. Do you need a ladder to plant up that box?

  3. Wow, that’s a serious bit of kit indeed! You should have more cracking prize winners next year with that…

  4. Pingback: Soaked! | Two Chances Veg Plot Blog

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