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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:16 pm 
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My hubby decided that my old vege garden was a bit of a mess and has told me he is taking over.
It was a mish mash of garden stakes and wire so a bit of an eyesore but productive.

We needed a covered patch to keep out the rabbits, wallabies, bower birds, deer etc so this is what we built:

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It is in a big L shape to fit around some existing plants. I have ordered some vege net to cover it all. Before anyone says it, I know the bracing on that door is upside down :roll: It was meant to be fitted the other way around but would not open properly because of the sleepers.

I thought the 'taking over' meant he got to do the digging, planting and watering from now on but apparently that is not what he meant :huh?

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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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Impressed! thats a brilliant garden, so much room to grow everything, would you please send your OH round here to build me one too... (its just a few minutes up the road to qld :-D )


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Wow, how fantastic. Looks brilliant :-)

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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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I think that he has done the hardest part of the gardening, and it is only proper that he allows you the opportunity to get the satisfaction that comes from planting, watering and tending the garden on a daily basis. Maybe he can put the mesh on for you when it comes. I wouldn't worry about the bracing being upside down. That's the advantage of timber braces, they work in either direction. It looks like you should get some great veggies in there.

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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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And when you need the garden renovated just lock a bunch of chickens in there!


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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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andrewschooks wrote:
And when you need the garden renovated just lock a bunch of chickens in there!


Thanks andrewschooks, thats a plan!

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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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The looks great. Have you worked out what you're going to plant yet?

Actually I'd love it for my chooks as an alternative run.

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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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It will be for the Autumn plantings Helen. Some brassicas of different types. My favourite Romanescue broccoli. Purple cauliflower, mini cabbages, garlic, kale, onions, heirloom turnips, peas, chinese veges like tatsoi.

It has given me an idea for another chook pen too Helen :biggrin: as soon as it stops raining I will be outside nutting it out.

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Covered it all today and will be busy tomorrow planting. Hope the rain holds off until I have finished.

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The doors are covered in fine mesh so the bees can still get in but the cabbage moths hopefully won't be able to make it through.
If they do I will have to rethink some things.

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Looking really good :thumbs: love the variety of veggies youre planning to plant...i feel a bountiful harvest coming on :-D


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Looking even better now. Love the idea of the mesh being able to let the bees in.

Keep us informed about those cabbage moths. Poor little creatures just trying to live and breed and live and breed and live and breed. I've tried just about everything except poisons to keep them out of my vege garden, so it'll be interesting to see if your mesh does the trick.

Your vege choices sound great. I discovered a few years ago that homegrown onions are truly delicious compared to shop-bought ones, so they take pride of place in my vege garden and sprinkled around the place here and there wherever I can fit them in.


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Agree Helenchook,
homegrown onions and garlic are the best!

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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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Your vege garden looks great! Have you covered it with bird mesh? We get heavy frost here so we use plastic.
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homegrown onions and garlic are the best!

I grow French Shallots. (the true shallot- not the spring onion) Beautiful, sweet flavour- roast whole, use in stir fry or soup. And they are so expensive to buy so worth growing your own.


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 Post subject: Re: New vegetable garden
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Serious envy here!! It looks terrific. I am inspired!!

I loved Helenchook's comment about making it an alternative chook run. There are times of the year where I want to put the chooks to work digging up my beds but they never do what I want and go where they make a nuisance of themselves.

Looking forward to following the progress of your new veggie garden.

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