Monday, August 09, 2010

Vegie patch progess

Royce & I have been talking about starting a vegie patch for months now. Last week we finally made a start.
This is the size and site our vegie patch will be.

We began digging into the ground as Royce really wanted to try Pete Cundall's patch from scratch idea but is didn't work as the ground was too wet so we are now putting in 6 raised beds.
Royce is hoping to get a six year rotation plan going in the 6 beds.

3 beds made and filled with soil and mushy compost.

We have 2 1/2 acres so there are a lot of trees that drop branches and others that need to be pruned , so we have bought a mulcher and are making our own mulch. This will be used in the paths between the beds.

Pile of removed grass that will go into our compost bays when they are built and the pile of mushy compost that is being added to the soil as they go into the beds.

Straw for mulching the beds.

Sleepers cut waiting to be made into 3 more beds.


Cass said...

Looking good. What are you planning to plant first?

Lucky-1 said...

Gail you are so going to enjoy the rewards from your little vegie Patch:) I used the "Patch from Scratch" DVD as my guide on how to start my garden off....11 years ago next month.

Have fun:D

Melanie said...

Im sure your gardens will turn out fantastically. Where did you get the sleepers from?

Peter wants to get some sleepers for the shed.

Lorinda said...

Given us a great view of what you are doing. A lot of hard work at the start but you will reap the rewards for years to come with the veges.

Bev C said...

Hello Gail, I can see the tomatoes coming up already, Enjoy.
Happy gardening.

clare's craftroom said...

You seem so organised ! Looking forward to seeing your progress .

Karen's Korner said...

You are making great headway with your veggie patch.

barb's creations said...

I'm thinking of doing something about a vegie garden this spring,maybe with raised containers as there's only the two of us and I don't want to waste what I grow.
I hope your vegie garden grows really well for you and your family Gail :) Barb.