February 8, 2010 at 7:25 am #451623
what size block were you looking at at Mt Barker?
I can’t wait for veggies either. I have planted some quick catch crops such as lettuce and silverbeet, but you cant trust february weather here, so I am just planting my seed trays out with all the winter veg and am looking to plant them out end of March early April.
But i am itching to go.
This whole upheaval process has taken its toll. i was so used to fresh veggies straight from the garden, i had forgotton how horrible it was to rely on store bought over priced limp or old veggies. i really miss fresh veggies.February 26, 2010 at 7:53 am #451624
I’ve got to drool at that land space katerina. I’ve got my eye on an acre near us, but it’s expensive. To afford it we’d need my parents in law to chip in (planning on duplex to keep them close when they’re elderly) and they’re not ready yet. Would also need some sharp bargaining with person selling. Even then, there’s plenty of gums and other trees we’d need to work around.
Sounds lovely what you’re doing tho. :clap: Congrats on the new placeMarch 7, 2010 at 4:47 am #451625
tiny seedling, keeoing my fingers crossed. I could not wait to plant, but expecting high 30 degrees tempsMarch 7, 2010 at 4:49 am #451626
a month later!March 7, 2010 at 4:53 am #451627
Red wood sleepers, ordered and delivered. Got the lawn edging in and the chook yard base in, still have to install rainwater tank base and veggie bed border.March 7, 2010 at 4:56 am #451628
Again could not wait to start planting, this is me perennial cottage garden border, to attract bees and other beneficial insects. There are still more plant to come.March 7, 2010 at 4:58 am #451629
The chook yard in its new place, the girls seem to like it, more afternoon shade. Next project will be the new chook house.March 7, 2010 at 7:25 am #451630
oh katerina it looks great!
When I win the lottery, i’m employing you to come and do our yard. You know that, right???
Whereabouts are you now?March 7, 2010 at 8:05 am #451631
Wow, looks great:tup:
Can’t wait to be able to do it myself, seeing this just makes me want to do it even more. You have done a fantastic job!March 7, 2010 at 10:59 am #451632
:clap: Fab going katerina!!
Looks so good now, much better than mine. And your conditions over there is much more ‘worse’ than here… :confused: “user error” as my DH like to refer my ‘failures’ as… 😆
Keep going and keep posting so we get educated too!
Cheers! :hug:March 7, 2010 at 9:11 pm #451633
Thanks guys for your comments,
Yes well, our dry weather has been an issue and at the moment I am irrigating with mains water because we dont have our rainwater tanks yet. We are expecting to get them in before the winter rains though.
The combination of the drip irrigation, loads of compost and cow manure and heavy mulching we have quite quickly turned our soil around from a barren dust bowl, into a moisture retentive, worm abundant organic haven. I am amazed at how quickly worms have moved into the veggie patch, not one was found at the start.March 7, 2010 at 9:23 pm #451634
Dont ever think failers, think learning experiences instead. I have certainly had my fair share of those, and I am sure i will have more in the future, I am a keen observer and it really helps the learning.
Ali – I am at Mt Barker now. Again it will be a new learning experience for me as it is a different climate, and different soils from where I was before, I am sure I will have different pest and diseases as well, but looking forward to it.March 25, 2010 at 6:16 am #451635
those beds look great. look at the size of those beds! and those veggies! i wish there was a drool emoticon i could use!March 25, 2010 at 8:25 am #451636
Wow, what a great job you are doing. What cottage garden plants did you use in your perennial border?:tup:March 25, 2010 at 12:56 pm #451637
You are a hard and fast worker Katerina! Do you have kids to slow you up at all? I think your garden amazing. We have been here nearly 7 years and I have only just found the perfect vege spot (I hope!) WE have had 3 so far and lots of learning experiences which I am sure will culminate in a fast and effective garden this year. I can hear what yu say about the supermarket veges:lol: There really is nothing like your own and we have sourced other people’s excess before trying at the dreaded SM! Bit hard when you are new to a place though!
Keep up the good work and I am so pleased that your past ‘learning’ is paying it’s dividends now! Love the pics – don’t stop!!
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