In October I finally got myself organised to set up my vegetable garden. It took several weekends of fetching and carrying to secure all the components. I collected horse manure and hay from a local horse stables. It was bag your own, so was quite physically exhausting. Who knew manure would weigh so much?
Then I made a couple of trips to the beaches on the south coast to collect seaweed. For couple of weeks, my lawn was piled high in black plastic bags of these goodies waiting for their call to action.
Once the vegetable planter boxes arrived, it occurred to me that the gentle sloping nature of my existing lawn was enough to set the boxes out of level. The instructions also called for stones to lifted the corners clear of the dirt. It killed two birds with one stone, I dry laid some of the bricks salvaged from my old chimney stack to create a footing for the beds. My first attempt was a disaster when I finally checked it with a spirit level. Advice: use a spirit level as you go! I also used a tape measure to check the corners were working out square, but by laying the last brick in, you could see straight away how much you were out by.