Sunday, 26 July 2009


I have always loved gardening especially growing fruits and vegetables. Even when I lived in a small flat I still had a vege garden. Now the kids grow the veges with me and they enjoy learning and having fun out in the garden.
I have changed my vege patch around alot over the years and we are finally building something that I will be totally happy with (until I get a better idea that is).
This first photo is the main built up bed that I grow my big crops in like tomatoes or corn. My asparagus and garlic also gow in this bed.

This barrel houses my herbs for cooking and drying.

These next beds are the brainwave of Darren. He works wih trucks and thought that 2 old tire guards bolted together to form a circle would make great raised beds. So far we only have 4 up and have another 5 to do, all in good time he keeps telling me.

A close up of my tiny broccoli heads minus the big, fat caterpillars I just picked off the leaves.

Raised bed with broccoli.

Beetroot and spinach happily growing

Lettuce and spinach just put in.

I grow most of my plants by seed that I get as organic seed or save my own.
Our new chook yard is next to my patch and I will hopefully have the fence up in the next couple of weeks.


  1. Great idea of Darren's. Your plants look marvelous. I am hoping that your blog will keep inspiring me, to get much healthier and stronger. Keep keeping your blog!

  2. hello Sue.
    I have just finished 11 consecutive days of swimming and I though of you and this wonderful blog you have going here. any photos of these plants when they are mature?


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