Sunday, June 1, 2014

Our Vegie Patch

Last year, for design and technology, Connor planned a vegie patch utilizing our yard. He was going to use the non grassed areas. .. However last week,  inspired by Jamie Olivers woollies cards and videos we all decided that we don't need grass as much as growing or own vegies so we went ahead with vegie patches in the backyard. The kids were in awe of the garden they saw on the videos. Me too just quietly.
The yard was a mess as we are having a rubbish pickup tomorrow so it looked even worse. helped put together the organic garden beds. ..The soil was ordered and the shoveling from front to back began. In one weekend. .. day 2 in the pouring rain... we made and  planted 4 garden beds. Some of the vegies planted were broad beans,  cauliflower,  spinach, onions,  purple carrots,  beetroot,  Brussel sprouts and kale.

The kids haven't quite finished. .. still cleaning up and figuring out what to do in the pathways. There's also one or two more raised beds to put together and create two more garden beds. Whipper snipper the edges. There is organic cane mulch to add to the top as well.

It's stage one of creating food in our back yard. The kids are coming up with more ideas for more ways to add food in the yard. So we'll slowly get more and more that we can eat from our own backyard. It's fantastic. First photo is a before...thats for our council rubbish pickup.


     These beds are 2 metres by 1 metre each.
Tomorrow there will be photos of the rest of the beds and the whole backyard. 

Until next time
Have a good one. 

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