Hi I am a newbie and starting out to grow a veg patch. Don’t have a male around to help
so wanting an easy way and coverage to stop cats etc ty
Welcome to Workshop. We're pleased to have you join us and will be more than happy to help.
Do you have a section of your garden that you are planning to use for growing vegetables or do you need to establish something from scratch?
Another option is to buy a raised planter like the VegTrug Growing Kit which has a cover and would allow you to start growing very quickly and easily.
I will now hand over to the community for their suggestions, but would encourage you to provide a little more detail about what you would like to do and perhaps even some photos of your garden if possible so members can see what you are working with and provide more specific advice.
No problem. Let me tag @MitchellMc for you as I'm sure he will be able to share some helpful advice and make some other suggestions for you.
Welcome to the Workshop Community @didi. Many thanks for your question, I'd be happy to make some suggestions for you.
There are plenty of budget-friendly options when it comes to raised garden beds, like the 200 x 100 x 30cm Merino Raised Garden Bed or Bedford 120 x 120 x 30cm Treated Pine Raised Garden Bed. Both are under $50 and would be a great starting point for you. You could then add hardwood garden stakes in each corner and drape Whites Anti Bird Netting over the bed to prevent cats entering, or consider a Whites Pest Control Outdoor Grow Tunnel.
I would also encourage you to view a recent article by @mich1972 on how to create Organic no-dig edible garden bed as it shows how to turn a vacant patch of soil into a functional veggie patch. You might also be interested in How to make compost for your garden by @Noelle.
You may like to read some of @mich1972's other helpful and creative posts which include How to turn an old bathtub into an edible garden and How to grow herbs in an old wheelbarrow. They are perfect projects for those trying to establish veggie patches on a budget and are a great example of using everyday objects to plant in.
We look forward to seeing how your vegetable patch progresses. If you would like further information on any of these products or have any questions, please feel free to let me know.
Good luck. Once you start an Edible Garden it becomes very addictive and extremely enjoyable to be able to grow your own !!!!!! 😊
Exactly, I have been doing for a year now and completely obsessed. I am happy to share any tips on growing vege and raising chooks. So much to learn but so much fun on the way
Looking forward to reading your tips on vegetable growing @Teamcruise. There's been lots of recent conversation on this topic recently - What to do in the garden in March. You might like to join in and share some photos of your garden and harvests.
There's also a very popular and long-running discussion on chooks called Anyone got backyard chickens? It would be great if you could share some of your experiences.
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So many easy options to go with, cats will not both your vegie patch to much, but a cheap option is a few star pickets and chicken mesh, or dig and plant straight into the ground, raised beds as said can be bought or made very cheaply I have attached a small video I just recorded that can give you a few ideas