My first year of growing vegetables

By Dr Christopher R Wilkinson MRes BSc (Hons) Cantab

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If you are thinking of growing your own vegetables, then just get started. It could be easier than you thought.

I grew up on a farm with sheep and chickens, and apart from hay, the only thing we grew in number were potatoes. Last year, I returned to my roots. In April ‘23, I made a simple raised bed, cleared some scrub, acquired a random assortment of seeds, and things began to take shape. 


The raised bed was divided with potatoes planted in the front, and peas and runner beans in the rear.



The groundsheet was added to prevent weeds growing in the planting area.