The only things I have brought with me are a pot of mint and 4 large pots of potatoes. As we are really tring to downsize I did not want to be carting around lots of pots that I later have to get rid of. So before we moved I decided that I would collect some polystyrene boxes and use these along with some large plastic pots to create temporary veggie beds.
Now being the complete tight ass that I am I did not want to be paying for lots of potting mix to fill these new gardens so I brought dirt with me. Back in 2011 I blogged about all the nice soil that our chickens created for us and so I went out and collected a whole lot. I bagged up about 10 bags full using old grain bags and they came down with us. Our friends who helped us move though I was a bit mad bringing dirt with us by why should I pay for it when I can bring it for free full of worms and nutrients.
Along the retaining wall there is a 1 metre wide ledge perfect for my new garden.
I have planted climbing beans, cucumbers, water melons and mango melons that I hope will spill over the front of the wall, I have also planted bok choy, herbs, chillies, beetroot and eggplant and I cannot wait to have fresh herbs again.
My potatoes are just coming into flower and I am hoping to get some tasty spuds from them.
See you all in a few weeks.