Gardening at Tea Towers

Rich strikes mud

Rich strikes mud

Spring finally seems to have sprung here in sunny Manchester – and crazed with all the excitement about finally seeing the sun we decided to have a go at growing some of our own vegetables.

The first step towards accomplishing this aim was to mark out where we wanted to put in our exciting new ‘raised beds’ and then dig up the turf in those spots.
While we had been busy doing this Sam had been occupied with watering the flowers so hadn’t really been paying attention to what was going on. When he saw that his daddy had dug a big hole out of the grass he dropped his watering can in shock.

whacketty whack whack

whacketty whack whack

After much digging and turf removing both Rich and myself were worn out. Time to call in the professionals we thought.

Very kindly Eric had already put together some simple frames for our raised bed and brought them round to hopefully fit our recently dug holes.

Phase II involves us visiting a gardening centre and doing a bit of shopping for hardy vegetables so hopefully we’ll have some exciting ‘veg growing’ photos to show you all soon…

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