01/06/2017

HOW {NOT} TO START A GARDENING CLUB.

Now that we've got more hands on deck than ever before, and being serious DIY-ers, we thought we'd ditch shop bought salad bags and easily acquired vegetables in favour of something requiring a little more elbow grease. That's right, we've started our own gardening club.

PROJECT 1: VEGETABLE PATCH.

Some sad vegetables

The enthusiasm for gardening club seemingly knew no bounds, we were excitedly discussing it for at least a month before we'd planted a single seed. Eventually, the dream became reality and we bought our own troughs, soil, beetroots, carrots, spinach, rocket and gardening gloves to boot. 

One *relatively* sunny Friday evening, we set about getting our plants {which had arrived loose, in a box of straw} into a slightly more hospitable environment of compost and sunshine. All good. Until we realised that we'd only ordered enough compost to fill half a trough out of three. On top of that, the only "tools" we had were a pack of miniature spades and rakes. Hilarious at the time of ordering, not so much in practice. 

Queue a seriously botched first gardening club, involving fitting as many plants as possible into the temporary refuge of shallow compost. There's no doubt that gardening club didn't get off to the greatest start, but fast forward a matter of weeks and we've just harvested our first crop of purple rocket. Delicious.  

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