Vegie Patch

These holidays we went to work on a vegie patch.  Winter is usually not the best time to plant, but with our Sunshine Coast climate and the little gizmo my husband is in the process of creating, our vegies will be more than comfortable.

The start of something good....The shade cloth not done to come.

We bought some more wooden boxes from Bunnings and wacked them together.  Hubby then made a lovely wooden frame for the shade cloth to go over. We layered the bottom of the boxes with thick newspaper, then good quality compost soil and 5 in 1 fertiliser. Beautiful!

The three stages - planting, soil, newspaper

From another angle

Old newspaper - good old PM Johnny Howard

This time we have planted – carrots, celery, broccoli, garlic, honey sweet peas, marigolds (to keep the insects away) and kale.

My garlics up close

Lovely vegies

In a separate area of the garden we are planting tomatoes, zucchini, spring onion and capsicum. They are larger plants so they get to be free in the garden.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shara on July 10, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Treens, this is amazing….I tried the balcony vegie patch last year and had it going great until some pesky possums came in one night and ate everything!! But the shadecloth is such a great idea!!


    • Naughty possums! We are trying to mainly keep out our cats…the biggest threat. Never even thought of possums! Yeah, the shade cloth has been working a treat on the herbs – keeps pests out, frost, and it is 50% shade so the plants still get loads of sunlight. 🙂


  2. Posted by Jodes on July 10, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Your vegie garden is poetry in motion (the motion of growing of course!) Love love love this post, very inspirational – especially since our once-upon-a-time big vegie garden has now become a giant mud patch thanks to renos! Can’t wait to come over and see them in real life! I just enjoyed my Timmy burger with some Vagg-basil on it – yummy! 🙂


    • Thanks Jodes! 🙂 You can come over and see them and taste them too. Glad you like the basil. We discovered a patch of spring onions along our fence yesterday….growing from where we chucked a heap of compost a while ago. Lovely little surprise. Once your reno’s are done, we will come over for a gardening day at your place 🙂


  3. […] so I thought I’d give you a quick update using photos of our vegie-growth in our backyard. Click here for the previous photos. Garden Bed 1 – garlic, broccoli, honeysnap peas Garden Bed 2 – carrots, celery and kale Broccoli […]


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