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.

 

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