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New raised garden bed

Monument
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New raised garden bed

Still awaiting hip replacement but with the warmer weather I have been more determined to to get some things done despite limitations. First order was to put up some shade over main veggie patch - not a permanent structure - just something for the summer months that  can be easily dismantled when the sunlight hours are less of a threat. I have used horticultural cloth and upcyled some steel posts from the roof of an old decorative structure. Fixtures are shade cloth clips and cable ties from Bunnings. This has stood up to the easterlies we get very well.

 

Next I got together a frame of wood from kerbside and cut up a colourbond roofing sheet into strips to make a raised garden bed. It is filled with a mix of sand, potting mix, tomato and veggie mix, lupin mulch and oridnary mulch. Also picked up a couple of rolls of trellis wire to put around it both to discourage curious dog and give climbing veggies a place to go.

 

To top things off I have planted a semi-dwarf avocado tree, a dwarf seedless lemon tree and a passionfruit vine to bring in even more home produce. Garden with shadecloth.jpgShadecloth temporary structureGarden Bed Build.jpgRaised BedBed in Situ.jpgBed in situlemon tree.jpgLemon Tree & Passionfruitpropagator.jpgPropagator - $9!!produce.jpgThe reward each morning

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Community Manager Jason
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Re: Back on the horse - Raised Garden Bed

Great harvest @Monument! Many thanks for sharing. 

 

We've started to get some cucumbers in recent days, and I have a few Jalepenos on the way, but the capscicums seem a long way off... Tomatoes didn't go in this year but yours look great!

 

Jason

 

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