12 February, 2014

Getting the garden ready for Autumn

This last week has been all about DIY. 
Getting outside and getting onto
the projects we've been putting off until cooler weather. 

First, our pot garden needed reviewing.

I moved all of the strawberries into planter boxes made from 
old pallets by My Man. Souped up the soil and thinned
out the passionfruit and herbs.

 Meanwhile, our boys were having a ball removing 
the weather-worn canvas from this swing seat. 
Making light work of this happy task.
Later they (of course) made a 'cubby' out of the frame.

And this is what all the fuss has been about.
A shade house!
Again, the planter boxes have been made from old pallets.
The screen door came from the shop at the tip (rubbish dump).
We've only used 50% strength (gifted) shade cloth around the sides 
and only netting across the top.
With all of the trees around us, we really don't need more shade.

Happy to be planting out our new shade house 
with Autumn crops (for Fall), as we head toward the seasonal
change the end of Summer brings.
We've chosen heirloom varieties of tomatoes, carrots & lettuce.With beetroot, zucchini, broccoli, snow peas & capsicum, for now.
 We've filled it already. Although plan to rotate boxes as we go 
and start seeds in smaller batches from now on.
I'm feeling terribly excited at the prospect of eating the vegetables we grow.
As opposed to growing much of our produce to share with the local wildlife!

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant! I love what you've done Aleta! :) We have also been starting seeds and preparing garden beds! So exciting!


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