The last couple of days have been spent in and around home, recharging our batteries and both getting LOADS of stuff done.
Having been nervous about gardening for years, I am feeling really motivated this year to get stuck in and be productive by growing some food, and enjoy it as a fun thing to do. I have spent enough time indoors reading books about growing food and gardening, so now have to start somewhere being practical!
So, yesterday I cleared out all the weeds from the raised bed/tubs, and forked over most of the little plot which we want to use for runner beans. I soon had blackbird and robin customers for the massive worms which I was bringing out. I went in when it started raining and watched them enjoy themselves. It was only after I’d gone that the dunnock felt happy to come out.
Today I finished the forking, and then got some advice from Brian on how to turn out the compost heap. It took a long time, but was very exciting as all the nice dark nutritious soil was revealed at the bottom. There were quite a few frogs in there that I was worried about stepping on, so I put them by the ditch. I put the compost in the planting tubs and in a big pile on the bean plot. It was so satisfying afterwards to sit on the edge of the raised bed tank, eat a homemade (weird) flapjack and have a glass of water, and feel my gardening confidence levels increase a little bit with my achievements!
No idea what to do next, but I can think about it while I enjoy looking at the compost out of the window!