What would be a real country house without a garden? Right it would be a garden less country house. Although we have some old apple orchard and a few cherry trees there was one thing missing - some small veggie garden for our needs.
There was one another major obstacle we didn't have any water supply at our rural country house. Read more: Home Remodeling - How It All Starts
So we opted for a small veggie garden to be planted into boxes, call it a mini sustainable agriculture if you prefer. We saved a lot of water at least, thus we were carrying about 50 liters in 5 litter bottles each day just to water our garden. Water is crucial and during this summer I actually understood the real value of water. Well for the next year we are planing to dug a well in our rural property and hopefully things will change for good. But for now we were left with what we had.
Luckily we didn't burn all the junk during our Summer Solstice celebrations, we kept a few old wooden boxes and reused them by planting some seedlings into them. Seedlings we got at Riga Central Market.
Old Wooden boxes reused for veggie garden
Cucumber (and other) seedlings
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Old boxes reused for growing veggies
Turf for better growing conditions
We mixed soil with turf so plants have better growing conditions, and sprayed the soil with humus substance a little bit
Seedlings planted into box
The bottom line
Planting plants and seedlings into boxes for a small veggie garden is a fun way to handle things. Although for the next year I'm planing to build some more serious glass house for raising some tomatoes and cucumbers, those boxes did they work best, we raised here cucumbers, basil, thyme, pumkins and other goodies.