I have been doing raised bed and container gardening for around 12 years now.
My Mum and Dad have always been keen gardeners , but i never took much interest as a child.
Anyway about 14 years ago i had a life changing medical problem that has left me walking disabled.
With time on my hands i was surfing the internet and found an article by Mel Bartholomew about
One Foot Square Gardening.
This inspired me to want to have a go. I talked to my dad Les about what i was planning.
Unknown to me a plan was hatched between Angela my wife and my dad.
The result was they built me 2 raised beds as you see in the picture.
The bed are just over 2 feet wide and the length is about 10ft long.
I have divided the beds up in either 1 foot by 2 foot strips or 1 foot squares. I used banding tape
found around palleted goods.
Apart from the raised beds we grow potatoes in buckets.
Also tomatoes in containers and hanging baskets .
In the beds we grow Lettice, Radish, Spring Onions , Carrots , Red & White Onions, Sweet Peas , Mangetout Peas.
Various of lettice ( cut and come again types )
We also grow Herbs in containers and even some Rhubarb .
The sweet pea's are going well. Yes i know there's not many i just picked them.