My new veggie garden
I have wanted a vegetable garden for quite some time. However we just don't have the space for one and the soil isn't really that great to grow veggies in. But I had a plan (!!) and on Saturday DH and I carried out my plan. At our local hardware store I had see these:
Bunnings had set up a display so you could see what they looked like assembled. DH and I thought this would be the solution to my veggie garden problem. When we got ours home and laid it out we realised how big it was - the display was a mini version of the raised bed. The size is perfect - 2.2 metres long and 1.3 metres wide. No digging required - just build and add soil - can't be easier!!
So far I have covered the ground with a thick layer of straw and some organic soil. In early October when I get the mulch delivered I will also buy 1 cubic metre of organic soil to add on top. This will fill the bed right to the top and then it will be ready to use. And, no I didn't hurt my back doing this job, DH did lots of lifting for me to make sure my back was ok.
In mid October I will start planning for summer - I'm thinking of tomatoes (Roma and cherry), cucumber, zucchini, radish (these will probably be planted in another pot), lettuce and red capsicum (always expensive to buy). At the end of summer I will decide if I need to buy another one of these beds or if one will be enough for us.
We have been eating spinach all winter and this mini spinach is so tasty both raw (in salads) or in hot meals. I like to add spinach to my pasta dishes. Notice in the middle of the spinach a pink flower - that is a Hyacintha that has come up!! Looks so pretty and makes the pot smell nice:)
Two of my camellia's are flowering at the moment and they look so pretty.
My purple pansies are so beautiful, I only wish I had planted many more.