Landscape & Garden Design
Re: My vegie garden plan41
Jul 12, 2010 11:24 am
Sounds like a great blend-will really give those vegies a big kick start! Just remember that carrots aren't keen on really rich soils.....
Re: My vegie garden plan42
Jul 12, 2010 11:28 am
ooooh $75 per m3 and $70 delivery to here hrmmm!! So that's 1mx2mx0.3m = 0.6m so if I got 1 m3 and delivery then it's $145 which sounds ok'ish
Re: My vegie garden plan44
Jul 12, 2010 11:39 am
I reckon so too, delivery is kinda high but probably worth it when you consider i need to go get my sisters trailer and drive all the way over there etc etc etc
It pretty much has what I wanted to do anyway which was hay then cow manure and then compost so I think I will do that later in the week
Re: My vegie garden plan45
Jul 12, 2010 11:46 am
I'll be waiting for photos! I've decided that we are going to have to get a rotary hoe out to all of our beds in the next couple of weeks.....the soil is incredible (teeming with worms) but becasue it's been pasture for so long the grass on it is very strong to just try and use the spade. Trying to decide whether we can afford to buy one rather than hire at $100/day.......
Re: My vegie garden plan47
Jul 12, 2010 3:45 pm
There will be plenty of photo's don't worry!!
BeatrixKiddo I can get a trailer from my family - but I'm just not sure how much I can be bothered going from Bulleen to Mernda with a trailer load of soil... how much does a trailer hold??
Re: My vegie garden plan48
Jul 12, 2010 4:16 pm
I'd get it delivered - then again, knowing my luck if I took my own trailor, the soil would probably all blow away as I drove!
Looking forward to seeing your vegie patch - you almost inspired me to get to mine (the beds are already there from when we bought the place, but I've no idea what to plant right now).
Re: My vegie garden plan49
Jul 12, 2010 4:56 pm
$70 bucks delivery, jeez thats steep as. Maybe I should be doing runs with my ute on the weekends.
I would be going local before spending that much on delivery. Plus they are not really busy during the week so might do it cheaper.
Some people don't have time to do the job right the first time, but seem to have plenty of time to fix their mistakes.
Re: My vegie garden plan50
Jul 12, 2010 5:49 pm
Normal smallish trailer holds about a 1m2. Maybe you could justify the trip by picking up some bare rooted berries and fruit that is in stock Great range atm but i couldn't find any blueberries on the weekend..
Re: My vegie garden plan51
Jul 12, 2010 10:05 pm
My Dad made a good point tonight - how much can I move in a day? So I mawy as well go get a trailer load and save the money and do what I can do a day.... I'm leaning towards going to collect it now
Re: My vegie garden plan52
Jul 12, 2010 10:21 pm
Ok time for some pictures!! First of all, you need to imagine a pile of pellets!
Wood from the pellets that I pulled apart!
The wood has been re-constructed into vegie beds!! I may cut down the middle pole, but not sure yet as the poles will be really useful for things like shade cloth and lines for growing plants such as beans and tomatoes etc to grow along
It's actually taken a lot more work than expected pulling apart the pellts and re-assembling them, but I really do like what I've achieved! They are certainly unique!!
Re: My vegie garden plan54
Jul 13, 2010 10:10 am
very good - i like it! (and we all know how important my approval is )
Hehehe thank you Sweetime My Dad seemed a bit unsure about them, but I like that they have character
Re: My vegie garden plan56
Jul 13, 2010 12:46 pm
Nice recycling Lisanne. I am in the middle of constructing some new beds atm and i read clever tip on a website where they cut small pieces of pvc pipe (to the height of the timber edge) and attached them inside of each side with a bracket. They then used another long thin bit of pvc pipe inserted in one side of the cutoff pipe and bent over into the other pipe insert to form a arch. Bird netting/plastic/shade cloth etc can then be easily drapped over the bed when needed and then easily hidden away the rest of the year.
Re: My vegie garden plan57
Jul 13, 2010 1:11 pm
That's exactly the first thing I thought of Beatrix! As it is Lisa those posts have given to a very handy spot for draping bird netting or attaching trellis/wire to for climbing peas & beans.
Re: My vegie garden plan58
Jul 13, 2010 4:42 pm
Thanks Everyone! Beatrix - that shade cloth idea sounds pretty good
Re: My vegie garden plan59
Jul 26, 2010 6:29 pm
I've made them both now and dragged them into spot - then I realised that the soil wasn't level and I just knew that that would really P me off so then I set about trying to level them out which first involved trying to find my meter long spirit level! After a 20 minute hunt I couldn't find it so I called my brother - he said he'd bring one around in 30 minutes. In typical fashion I then found it! With my spirit level in hand I then went about measuring where to put them and the spaces for pathways etc and then I dug up the soil to level the ground...
I would have taken photo's of it today BUT then Erin came around and we took her puppy dogs for a walk.
Oh and I ran out of nails part way through today - I needed 5 extra nails so I had to go aaallllll the way to Bunnings just to get 5 nails, but of course I couldn't just get 5 nails, no - I had to get another 140!!
I'm kinda sore and feeling old right now and I still have to fill them with soil - hopefully tomorrow or next weekend!
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