The first thing we did with the plot was mark it out with string. It had wooden stakes at each corner, but it wasn’t too visible. I had some white string and tied it to the first stake and then just looped it around each stake until I was back at the first one, and tied it off again. This would help when it came to digging out the grass and making sure I wasn’t going off-plot into the pathways, or other peoples plots.
The compost that we inherited wasn’t in the corner of the plot, but further into the plot. It seems to make sense to have it in the corner so that it’s out of the way, but obviously still on the plot. It had just been assembled with some nails and canes to hold it in place – not difficult to dismantle and move. We then lifted the raised bed wooden frame and put that alongside the composter – it acts as extra support for it.
We was told by a fellow neighbour that the previous occupant had well fertilised the plot – something that became apparent by the lovely earthy colour of the soil, and the ease at which it was to dig up. Good news.