18 months later..

Discussion in 'Fruit & Vegetable Growing' started by Pauljm, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Pauljm

    Pauljm Member Premium Member

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    Hi just thought I would show how my garden has developed over the last 18 months. It started as a landscaping project as our steep backyard was too hard to mow. I built the “landing” up the back first off just as a place to sit and enjoy the view. As I started digging for stairs etc I needed a place for the soil so I started building garden beds. I now have 11 x 2400 x 600 to 1200 beds. All materials lugged up the back by hand. From the front of the house I can’t even push half a barrow up the steep path so it’s buckets all the way. Anyway I’m happy with the result and veggies produced so far. Love seeing my 4year old eating fresh veggies straight off the plant. A very addictive but very satisfying hobby. Thanks for looking...
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    AndrewB Well-Known Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Looks great Paul, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow that is awesome. So much hard yakka but the results are well worth your effort. Well done looks great. It is so lovely when the little ones is the fresh produce and show and interest in what is growing and how things grow etc.
     
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    Gosh Paul, so much hard work. :heat:
    But will be worth it in another year.
    I love how you made a border with the cabbages.:chuffed:
     
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    Very inspirational pics, thank you! I mainly grow my veggies, herbs and so on in containers on a very big patio, because my available garden space is also on a relatively steep slope. Your photos have now inspired me to start thinking of ways to make productive use of my sloped garden space as well.
     
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    Wow that is wonderful. Good photos and an inspiring message.
     
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    Wonderful showcase of how to grow on a slope - what a fantastic use of the land!
     
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    Thanks everyone for the kind words.... it’s funny how it rubs off on people as both my neighbours have since built veg gardens after witnessing (and tasting) the fruits of my labour! Also got mum growing some beans and stuff in pots which is great for both her physical and mental health.
    As for the garden it’s just a shame we don’t get a bit more winter sun... it disappears behind the sloping block in winter...these tomato plants grew very well the last 2 months In a new bed that I expected to get more sun than it does. The fruit haven’t got any bigger in the last 2 weeks or so and I assume this disease as shown below is due to lack of sun? Also want to get some citrus trees growing up the back corner but am hesitant due to lack of sun. Cheers again for replies....Paul
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