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Posted by on Jan 8, 2012 in Life, Play | 2 comments

Little greenfingers!

Our garden is teeny tiny – one of the many downsides to owning a boom-built house. But everything is just as good as you make it right? So each year we do our best to make the most of this little space we call our own.

This year we’ve decided to try our hand at a few rows of vegetables instead of the usual flowers in our raised bed. I’m not sure how well it will work out because that bed is very peaty, but first things first, we’ve got to clear the existing stuff out of there.

So that’s what we spent yesterday doing. Moving the flowers we wanted to keep into pots, and dumping the ones that have died over the winter.

Then we added some top soil to the centre area that we cleared and raised and stood back to admire our work.

Little Man had a blast – and I always love when we find an outdoor activity that he enjoys. Plus I’m hoping that this will be a great way to teach him about where his food comes from.

Next week, we’re going to do some research and decide what to plant. Given the space restrictions I think we’ll be limited, but I figure we can probably get a few carrots, some onions, and maybe a few parsnips in the space, and hopefully some peas against the back wall. Any suggestions about suitable veg to plant in a small raised bed would be gratefully accepted!

Little Man hard at work!

Taking a much deserved break with Daddy

Ready for the next step!


  1. You are getting ready early- The next step is not until March. Looks like ye did a great job.

  2. Yeah it was 9 or 10 degrees here and we unexpectedly had some time so we figured why not?! It could be weeks before we get a chance to look at it again. Feel free to make some planting recommendations!

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