We had been given some old timber and we had an area of dead grass and we want to keep expanding our productive area and so decided it was time for another garden. We laid the timber out to work out the best location and once that was worked out the timber was trimmed.
We needed to leave enough room for a path to the compost bin and gas meter and so decided on a garden size that would be about 3 square metres.
After being bolted together the frame was placed back on the grass, and then sections of grass were dug out to make it level.
We then scraped off the top few centimeters of grass and put down newspaper, this time also putting it under the timber frame to try and block the grass growing through. We then watered the paper and placed a layer of sandy soil which needed to be removed next to the rainwater tank.This too was watered.
Then we put on a layer of compost, complete with worms and watered that in, and finally a layer of sheep manure which was given a final soak. We will let it settle for a few days before planting anything.
Here is the finished product, we are really pleased to have used recycled and mostly home produced products to get this garden established, Now we will have the fun of choosing what to plant in there.