I blame my friend D. It’s her birthday at the end of March and we were chatting (texting) as you do, and I mentioned I had an excess of Boltardy beetroot seeds. So she said I could give her a packet for her birthday – cheap present, I thought.
Then I thought, I’ll just have a quick look at the seed catalogue… I need some herbs and stuff! To distract you – for a moment – from what I ordered, here is D’s birthday card, made by my own fair hands and featuring:
a handy laminated cartoon beetroot (to use as a label)
a packet of seeds (there will be a packet of multi-coloured mixed beets added)
a cheesy greeting (also laminated to mark the other end of the row)
Sowing and growing instructions – adapted (not by me) to suit our own area
Last autumn, I decided I needed to sort out the large greenhouse (sometimes referred to as The Potting Shed. With my OU course taking up most of my time, and rain for weeks on end, I decided to leave it until spring and contented myself with drawing up a plan. It’s a long time since we converted what was a pergola and deck (built in 1999) to a shed with the addition of a roof and sides.
Everythings must be easily accessible. The right-hand cupboard has two doors, so I’ve allowed space for them to open. The left-hand cupboard is in three sections – top and bottom have two doors, but the middle is a drop-down flap; again, the space needed is indicated.
I’ve also got a folding kitchen table (used as a potting table or extra growing space). It was just a matter of moving the cupboards (which meant emptying the shed and the cupboards) .