This is short series of blog posts intended to help me review progress and share my journey with others.
Taming a patch of land, often head high with brambles is daunting and hard work. If you are regenerating a plot, you won’t need to pay for gym membership too!
Plot 48 is my second plot and where possible, I’ve compared and contrasted the approaches I took as a ‘newbie’ plotter ten years ago with plot 34.
It’s worth remembering that when I took on plot 34, I applied the ‘little and often’ approach and created a number of 8×4 beds. It took four years before I was satisfied the whole 10 rod plot was under cultivation. That is probably about average for one person with a mostly full time job and children to be wrangled.
I moved to plot 48 because I had no viable alternative. That set my timeline – I had to get the ground ready by winter so I could transplant my fruit trees, roses and peonies in the new site. It was frankly a bonkers timescale and I would certainly not recommend as an approach to new plotters. But it demonstrates what’s possible when necessary!