Friday, August 19, 2011

Veggie patch

A couple of weeks ago I looked out my kitchen window at this...

Not very inspiring, the bins, a broken swing seat waiting for Council pick up, a small Bottle Brush tree...
Many of the blogs I read were talking about gardening and preparing this years veggie and herb gardens. I wondered if I could find a use for this narrow strip of soil down the forgotten side of the house. I imagined looking out my kitchen window and seeing veggies growing, maybe a passion-fruit vine winding itself over a trellis, fresh basil and coriander waiting to be plucked and added to the evening meal...

Fast forward to last week. With Gareth sick and home from school I had a lot of time on my hands. I got to thinking, and sketching, and planning, and nagging! 
I am very excited to say that within a very short amount of time I ordered some four and a half meter long railway sleepers, had them delivered and got out my trusty drill and made this...
Yesterday while out shopping I came across a bargain. A local Go-Lo had reduced bags of compost from $7 each to $1.74! I asked could I buy all that they had and now 22 bags later my new veggie garden is looking even better with lots of soft compost ready for me to get planting. 

Oh, and the little Bottle Brush tree has not been torn out and forgotten. It was given a new home next to my birthday present. What present you ask? Well that is going to be my next blog post, you will just have to wait and see!

6 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. You're inspired too? I must be reading the same blogs as you cause I am itching to get out and get digging...only thing is I really have no idea where to start!

    Love your sleeper bed will be fabulous once planted and such a nice view from your kitchen window :)


  2. Ok, so I read the chicken post first, but now seeing're really starting a nice little farm on your place! One day we are going to get some chickens, it might have to be after our dog passes though because she is a notorious chicken killer. I LOVE your garden, it's SO chic and modern looking! I'm just waiting for it to cool off enough here to start preparing for my winter garden. Our summer has been (and still is) so brutally hot I had to give up on my summer one. Can't wait to see what you grow!

  3. Gee you've done a great job Gina, making all of this on your own I'm seriously impressed. Now I look forward to seeing all of your yummy plants growing.

    P.S. I'm not sure if the dates apply to seeds as well but I'm sure you could still give it a try, I did with the lettuce seeds and I've seen a couple shooting:) Goodluck

  4. I really would love to have a space like this and I am so impressed with what you've done. I hope you'll show pictures as things begin to grow.

  5. Oh I love! It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see all your growing veggies! x

  6. Great use of space! Good luck with the new garden!