March 17, 2011

Growing veges - the minimalist approach

Building a house doesn't leave much time for gardening, which seems to be relegated to the lowest priority. So late last year, desperate to have some sort of vegetable garden, I hit on the idea of a mobile vege patch. It would catch the sun as it moved through the seasons, and could be shifted out of the way when other work was being done.

Unlike the rest of the garden, it survived very well over the summer. The wheelbarrow provided good drainage when torrential rains left everything else waterlogged, and being above ground level, it was out of the way of many of the bugs.

Coupled with various pots of herbs, it provides a bare minimum of home grown produce until I can get a proper vegetable patch established.

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