Here are some pictures of the garden from our first house. The soil was what my dad would call "boys soil" so easy to work and grew everything really well, a light sandy loam. We decided that raised beds would landscape the garden nicely and make it easy to use. Mum drew a design that I liked and I built it in the evenings after work over a few weeks during March and April 2008.
|The soon to be veg garden as we bought it in 2007|
|Clearing the area to build my raised beds|
|Goofy picture of me building them. I can't believe how much I've aged in 6 years!|
|First two beds built and planted up!|
|The finished veg garden.|
|The right hand side of the garden had a greenhouse and strawberry beds|
|Growing during the first year|
|How it looked when we sold the house and left. below the veg garden was the chicken pen and I had another greenhouse by then as well.|
It was a great little veg garden and we produced loads from it, in the summer we hardly had to buy any veg at all. I really liked growing in beds and I think it's one of the reasons that I've divided my current garden up into beds now. It makes it easier to plan and easier to break the weeding up into achievable amounts.
Anyone else love their first veg garden?