It had already been a week since since we hosted the “Grow Your Own” webcast with Penney Poyzer, but the VegBox Team had definitely been procrastinating about getting the promised VegBox Garden started. Until we read what Hilary Benn MP said about growing veggies on December 10th.
Having been reminded about the importance of growing our own (how quickly can one team of people forget, for goodness sakes?!), we came over all industrious : )
So now, we’ve 1) started our own composting, 2) chosen our crops, and 3) decided what we’re going to plant where.
1) We checked out Recycle Now to see if they provided compost bins in our area, but they don’t, so we contacted our local government Environment team, and ordered a compost bin. We also ordered a kitchen caddy from them (both dead cheap), so that The Patient VegBox Housemate – or PVH as she will henceforth be known – can have her big lunch-box back (THANKS, PVH)!
3) We’ve got a very little patio back garden, so we are going to try starting the tomatoes indoors and then moving them to two hanging baskets (grrrreat idea from Penney Poyzer). The lettuce and spinach will go in the raised beds, and the butternut squash in a big tub near the trellis on the wall.
So now it’s time to order the seeds in. Unless … Santa, is it too late to put in a last minute present request?!
We hope you’re proud of us … and we’re wondering – have you started yet?
The VegBox Team