After pretty much lying dormant over winter, the vegi beds got a new lease of life yesterday. After taking Midas for a walk we went to Magic Garden Supplies at the bottom of the hill and bought some dirt. Can’t really say enough about how nice they are there. Free trailer hire, always go out […]
Here are the congo potatoes I harvesed today, they are very dark, almost metalic purple on the outside and wen you cook them the inside turns a light purple colour. Taste pretty much like reguar potatoes.
The vegi patch is goin great guns at the moment. We’ve harvested our first lettuce and peas this week which was very satisfting, we need to harvest a whole lot more before the beds pay for themselves, so far each lettuce harvested cost approx $200 and each pea $50. There are a few mysery plants […]
It’s finally done and dusted!!!! The retic is finished, the soil is in and the first batch of seedlings are planted! I was a little disappointed that the tomatoes didn’t fruit over night, now I’ve just got to be patient.
Here’s some more photos of the vegi patch. The retic and weed matting is all finished on two of the beds, now we just have to buy the soil and we’re ready to start planting. We’ve used Josh Byrnes (he guy with the curly hair in Gardening Australia – Peter Cundall’s heir apparent) dripper system […]
The Vegi patch has progressed quite a bit. The grass has been dug out of the beds and we had 40 recycled railway sleepers delivered on Friday. They are 8ft instead of 7ft like we planned for so we’ve had to cut them down to fit. Dennis, Nathan and Adam spent the morning cutting them […]
Last weekend we marked out the plan for our vegi patch. It will consist of 4 square beds making up a larger square. Each bed will be 7ft x 7ft (the length of a sleeper) with a 1m path between them.