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Mark Jennings The Disabled Gardener
My FIRST garden
23 years ago in my first house is where I started my interest in gardening. At the back of the garage I had a minute triangular strip of south facing land, allocated to my growing passion
Management said I could do what I wanted on this tiny piece of land. It was hidden from the house so effectively it was invisible from management’s control, involvement and meddling. It must have been c5m2 maximum. I set about my first vegetable patch with gusto. How difficult could it be to solve the world’s starvation ?
As a 25 year old expert of everything and pre www (remember those days ?) what should I do to work out what to do on my prairie ? I bought a book and went to B&Q to get some seeds
I’m a tight accountant , so which tools I needed was decided by the recently announced “Church sale” and there I bought fork, spade and rake. My impending birthday sorted a dibber (still got it)
I planted and dipped ay radish and planted spring flowering broccoli thinking it was the other and was amazed when it just grew up (please tell me someone else has done that). I grew lettuces but as normal for a beginner crammed to much in , but hell, I had some fun !!
"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends."