Veg Project, part 2

Bet you were wondering how it was going (or not) 🙂
Well, no digging required, so that’s the easy bit, as success is all in the preparation.
We purchased our growbags, buckets, pots, trays, seeds and onion set last week.

Last night, Hubby was working on downloading a suitable image for our buckets, then tweaked it a bit ready for our experimentation.
We have decided against the traditional canal boat design of decorating the entire bucket, and instead will ‘Do it Our Way’ so that everyone can have a laugh or admire, whichever way they turn out.

Buying the paint was not as straightforward as one might think, so many options, so many prices, and should we buy pots, tubes or tins? A quick call to MOH for advice, and we came away from the craft shop with a pack of 6 tubes of acrylic paint (actually worked out cheaper than what we’d been looking at for less colours) and about twenty brushes (again cheaper to buy a pack rather than just two or three), then nipped in to the pound shop for 30 plastic beakers to use as our ‘paint pots’. My margarine container lid has been earmarked as a mixing palette when empty (a plastic palette was £3).
paintHubby made a circular paper template, which we then stuck to the side of the bucket.
A quick rub down with a scourer to roughen up the surface within, and when we removed the template, voila, a nice defined area to apply paint to.
We intend to do a circle of colour on both sides of each bucket, and then paint our design on top of that. When finished, we’ll give it a coat of varnish to protect it from the weather.
The buckets will contain our tomatoes, and possibly some dwarf beans if we can find a suitable variety, and will be kept in the bow which should act as a greenhouse.

The first circle on each bucket is done.
Looking good, so we’re confident to do the second after we’ve let it dry, which is iffy as the weather is chilly and overcast.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Veg Project, part 2

  1. colinandray says:

    So where’s the bucket pics????

  2. polarflares says:

    Yes we like before and after pictures!

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