It has been a slow job but we finally got all the vegetable beds setup at Jackdaw Ridge.
Using recycled railway sleepers – these solid pine sleepers have great character and are well weathered. We’d looked for oak sleepers but they were elusive and after waiting for weeks we finally opted for the pine. The sleepers were sourced from Europe and delivered by Roskam Farm Enterprises near Tuamgraney. Jan Roskam was very good to deal with and I’d recommend him. They are fairly hefty 2.6m x 0.25m x 0.15m and took a fair bit of manhandling to cut, set and fix them in place.
We’ve got spuds, tomatoes, strawberries, courgette, squash, salad leaves and rhubarb underway and a few more beds to plant over the summer .. looking forward to a few fresh veggies in the months to come.