Monday, April 20, 2009

At last....

Today is a bit of a time for celebration in the Kitchen Garden in France.

Over the past few months I have been constructing several new vegetable beds in a part of the garden that was previously wild.   All together there are 19 new beds in this project and today I finished the preparation of the last of them.

If I cope with these 19 new ones, then there is provision for a further 11 beds to be added next year.... or in the future, anyway.

So, this evening, I have given myself a big pat on the back and even, and those of you who know me will realise how rare this is, even had a small glass of wine to celebrate....  Yes it was a local one.... Bergerac Rouge.

Now I just need to get on with the planting, seed sowing etc to make full use of all this new space.

Soon, I'm going to post an inventory of what I have growing and what is waiting in the wings.


Maggie said...

Congratulations Ian. I have followed your blog since you started it. I remember your small patch and pots.
Wow you are going to have a large garden now. Good luck!

chaiselongue said...

That's great, Ian. What a garden! Our neighbour always jokingly says about ours 'Oh, you'll be taking your vegetables to the market in Béziers soon!' But in your case, probably no joke - have you got your stall booked at Villereal?

Patrick said...

Wow, sounds great!

19 beds should keep you busy for a while. It's always a lot more work to get a garden started than keep it going, so it's nice that once you feel like you have things under control you have space to expand.

Certainly if you manage to keep your garden productive, there's the potential there for a lot of tasty food.

Kate said...

You have put in so much time and energy to get all this done in just a few months, Ian. Congratulations and here's to the future....