No dig raised bed vegie garden
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With the solar hot water system installed I was eager to get the vegie garden built so that I could begin growing before the summer season was on big time. We had acquired quite a few second hand concrete blocks with the purchase of this house and we determined that they were a good idea to use as walls to prevent termite infestation. A bit of an incline meant some tricky work on the footings for the concrete blocks and the first level. Bricklayers we are not. I am the kind of person that wants to start things now while Andrew likes to suss out all the measurements and check this and that. I pushed him along and we got the walls up albeit a bit wiggly and up and downy but, they are for vegies and only three brick layers high - max.
Vegies and seeds are in and all is growing well. Newspaper and cardboard went down as the base plus all the rubbish palm frond and grass clippings while I picked up a few bags of horse manure at my parents place for fertiliser. Due to the cost of the pea straw, chicken manure pellets and sugar cane mulch and the seedlings etc, Andrew thinks that we will have to see the bank for a loan to buy vegetables until ours are ready to eat!