Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Not so magic carpet....



Over the weekend, the man who has supplied my used carpet for the plot delivered a load more and I mean LOADS! I only discovered this today when went over there after work, and was confronted by a HUGE stinky pile. Apparently another plot holder let him and his lorry through the double gates so that he could un- load. It took me an hour to sort through it and you can see the surplus on the left of the picture- three big piles.

He had arranged to return and collect it today, but didn’t turn up, so I have a sinking feeling that I may be stuck with it! It’s already been offered on Hastings-Freecycle and I will do a sign so that any other plot holders know they can take it if they wish.

I weeded bed 1 and spread 7 sacks of manure out over the soil. I must remember to return soon and cover it up with the weed control fabric I bought dirt cheap earlier in the summer. The whole plot is now covered with carpet, so that I can just concentrate on getting each bed prepared in turn, without the continual battle against weed growth. Just hope my crops will grow as well as they seem to!


2 comments:

john curtin said...

Getting it covered is half the battle. I use landscape fabric along the pathways between the beds and it works fine.

primrozie said...

Anything that will keep from getting muddy is great. Carpet was a good idea and you sure do have loads of it!

You're making a lot of progress. I just planted garlic and shallots. I never had luck with them before, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.