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Edible garden makeover

LisasGarden
Experienced Contributor

Edible garden makeover

We have lived on our property for around 26 years and it is an ongoing project. Until lockdown  I hadn’t really grown much in the way of edibles apart from a few fruit trees. I have always loved gardening and hubby loves building things and so we have now added quite a big area where I can grow lots of produce. I am still learning about this side of gardening but my motto is give it a try and  don’t necessarily follow the rules! It is a bit of a challenge on our property as we have wild rabbits and a Golden Retriever who eats everything!! My garden is organic and I don’t  use sprays for pest control even if stated as eco as this can kill beneficial infects too. 

I started out with some raised corrugated beds fand some wine barrels.

 

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Next I had hubby build raised beds out of sienna food safe sleepers and  have since extended that to a lower level.

 

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Fruit and ornamental vines are grown over hubby built arbours and arches .

 

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I also had some old pots that I have hung onto Verandah fencing with Whites pot holders which I grow strawberries in. 

 

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To extend growing season and start seeds and seedlings we have purchased a Maze greenhouse ( the build process can be found on another post) 

 

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I put in  some stepping stones ,

 

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We have lots of bee attracting  plants  and I have added more inside and around the greenhouse. Also a few more bird baths  to keep the bees and birds happy!  

 

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Composting is also a big part of gardening and I love our Maze tumbler also purchased in lockdown! 

 

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All products used in our edible garden makeover  can be found at Bunnings.

 

Happy gardening 

Lisa 

instagram @lisaandlisa 

Facebook Lisa’s Garden 

 

LisasGarden
Experienced Contributor

Re: Edible garden makeover

Just compost,the earthworms have to be in a different set up. I add kitchen scraps ( including tea bags which must be micro plastic free, coffee grinds), vacuum dust and  paper, dried leaves etc for carbon component (browns)  🌸🐝

EricL
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Edible garden makeover

Hi @LisasGarden

 

Thanks for that extra information. I've always wondered if earthworms ever develop in those rolling compost bins, I currently have a large bucket where I throw all my kitchen scraps and it has a lot of earthworms. 

 

Eric

 

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