It’s time to make a new vegetable garden!

Hi everyone, I took a little break over the past month with writing as I was getting ready for my family to move to me in the UK.

I haven’t been with my wife and 2 sons since last November. It has been tough apart. They have a school setup which I have seen and I am very happy with. I have been busy making their transition better. And part of that was to create a vegetable garden.

When we were together in South Korea we grew various plants on our balcony. Its such a valuable education for children. I remember my childhood with great memories with my grandfather who had a greenhouse and veg plot. And so its now my turn to give them the inspiring memories with their own garden in England.

More veg Please!

First I decreased the plants that were here by thinning out, splitting and carefully choosing places that give color and feature throughout the year. At the moment the places weren’t used well. I also removed some that gave it an early autumnal feel as some looked as though the summer was over.  This then creates much more space for the actual plot.  In theory we should have enough for plenty different vegetables to grow.  I will take a large rectangle of grass from the right and place along the fence as the sun doesn’t fall there.

Gardens should be social and practical. For most its the biggest room you have, so why not make it so.


I also created a designated compost area (top right). I believe that when we cut plants down they should be recycled and not thrown in the bin as the energy from that plant would be lost.



Welcome to my Jungle!

As you can see the grass and weeds are out of control and will ALL have to be removed. If I question doing this, I just think of my boys and I am back to it. Its hard on the back and legs doing all this.

There is a fair bit of space to use and should give us lots of food throughout the year. Its also a great way to save money. The amount we spend on food would reduce when this gets running.

Another challenge is to find things to grow and harvest next spring.

Back to the digging!



  1. Good job! I’m 100% for your plan. I don’t have a vegetable garden but I have an edible garden in that there are orange, plum and apple trees and grape vines. I have also herbs such as mint and rosemary. I planted vegetables such as tomatoes, pea pods, cucumber and other veggies, but I don’t have a good spot for veggies, so I settled for less. I’m sure your family and your kids will be happy and learn a lot with your veggie garden. I’m happy to know they are joining you!

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  2. Hi Nigel, great post and awesome ideas. We’re also at the beginning of growing our own food on an allotment we’ve recently got, so feel your pain with all of the digging! Hope your plans come to fruition. Tom

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    • Cheers Tom. My plans are changing constantly. At least the main area is settling during the winter.
      Good luck to you too.



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