We did a lot of gardening over the weekend. We headed off to our local markets & filled the back of the Navara with a mountain of vegies, herbs, some golden can palms & the most beautiful hibiscus shrubs.
The whole lot cost $60!! I spend more than that at the local fruit & veg store!
We have been growing our own fruit & veg for years but I like to restock every 6 months to adapt to the changing seasons.
I knew that I had too much for our vegie patch so I got Mr to pull in at the local trash & treasure market.
This is where you have to think outside of the square when it comes to gardening.
I found the perfect planter for Georgia’s strawberry plants & lettuce.
A $7 wheel barrow!
I got Kiara to drill some holes in it for drainage, put some weed mat on the bottom & Mr P filled it with some good quality potting mix.
Georgia & I then planted the strawberries & lettuce.
It is perfect!
It keeps the plants off the ground & has great drainage. Both lettuce & strawberries required good drainage other wise they can rot. It is also portable.
This is a perfect vegie garden idea for a rental house or if just like me, your vegie patch is just not big enough anymore & your husband doesn’t want you digging up anymore lawn.
I find that if you grow your own vegies & herbs, your kids are more likely to try new foods. My girls can now notice the difference if we eat something that does not have herbs added for flavour & they say “It’s missing something, it’s not as nice.”
Do you have a vegie patch like we do?
What are your fave things to plant in it?
We use a lot of chives, thyme, spring onions, tomatoes, garlic chives, rosemary, lemongrass, oregano, basil, chilli, capsicum, beetroot & the most used is the curry plant.
We also have a lemonade tree, lime tree, mandarin tree, mulberry bush, raspberry bush & paw paw tree.