Gardening Tools – For Beginners

So, although the name of this blog is ‘The Diary of a New Gardener’, we have collectively 66 years of growing experience [a bit crazy to say, but as we started growing things at the young ages of 5,7 and 9 we all have 22 years of experience each – therefore collectively 66] but weContinue reading “Gardening Tools – For Beginners”

To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.

Turning the soil (single dig method):As my plot was covered in browning weeds after the spraying of weed killer I decided on a labour intensive strategy (but in my mind a key one) which was to remove the largest clumps of weeds and to dig the majority of the plot. I also had a MaresContinue reading “To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.”

First Steps: Tackling the Plot and Clay

Okay, plot acquired! The chairman suggested I leave the plot for two weeks to “let the weed killer do its work” and as it had already been one week since I was supposed to view the plot, this meant that from the following weekend, I could start investigating the soil and tidying the plot.  “IfContinue reading “First Steps: Tackling the Plot and Clay”