I’ve had a few comments from blog readers asking for a view of the whole vege garden. So here it is!
As mentioned in earlier posts, all our vege gardening happens at the front of the house, as this is where the sun is. It also makes great use of the odd triangle of land beside our house, even if it means working on a slope. The best thing, though, is the conversations it generates with other local residents, or general passer-byers.
These are our main garden beds, mostly corrugated iron dug into the slope. Starting at the front of the photo working back towards the fence:
- potatoes (not sure these are working well)
- fallow bed (getting replanted on the weekend)
- tomatoes, basil and pumpkins
- tomatoes, basil and sugar snap peas
- tomatoes, basil and broccolini
Beside the fence:
- climbing beans
- citrus trees (2x oranges, lemon, lime)
- herbs, various
We’ve also got a series of smaller beds tucked in under the eaves. Starting from the front:
- common mint
- thai basil
- spring onions, carrots and cabbage
- more of the same
As a novice gardener, I’m still getting the hang of timing, so I don’t feel that the space is being fully used yet. (I seem to have at least one fallow bed at any given point.) Still, not a bad collection for a tiny suburban space!