The day after Boxing Day, after weeks of discussions and planning we got to work on our little veggie bed project. And now just days later - it's complete. My frontal lobe hurts from reading books, blogs and watching youtube clips about growing veggies, types of soil, which grow best in our temperate-Mediterranean Adelaide climate, to sow seeds or buy seedlings etc. I feel entirely motivated by the idea of growing and eating my own vegetables, that it's almost exhausting. I recall feeling the same way when I was learning how to crochet and knit.
One empty boring side yard.
First layer of redgum sleepers bolted together.
Second layer and beds lined up.
The sandwich began with a layer of cardboard, which smothers and kills weeds and grass.
Followed by a 10 cm layer of pea straw.
Lastly, filled with loam and organic compost.
I can't wait to share the progress of our our little plot and harvests (fingers crossed that my thumbs are green enough) over the coming months. If you have any suggestions for Summer sowing I would love to hear them.