Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Our First Fully Enclosed Vegetable Garden Completed !

This is our first fully enclosed vegetable garden which is made from recycling our old rainwater tank that was hit by lightning in 2010..which you can see here if interested here. As we live on a semi rural property we have not been able to grow any food as every time we try all the native animals eat it before we get a chance to ...So this one is fully enclosed so no native animals should be able to get in and eat our gorgeous organically grown food ...This has taken a long time to complete because I have been and still are sick with Lyme and we have been trying to work out the most environmental and cost effect way to complete it...As we have lots of peppermint trees growing on our property we decided to use them, they are free and no toxic chemicals can leach into our garden..So as you can see peppermint trunks are around the edges and across the top, sort of like spokes which they will be great to hang all my strawberry bags I plan on making to really maximize the whole space...Then it is fully enclosed with bird wire..cost so far has been $135 for a 50 metre roll of wire(plus a little extra we need to complete the roof and a piece found on the kerbside that we used for the door)... ...we were considering getting soil in but decided we would just use the virgin soil already there and slowly build it up with worm juice and compost and then chicken manure when we get our chickens... So far I have planted bok choy and pak choy, parsley, broccoli, english spinach, lettuce and carrots.. I will post another photo when things are all growing well...I cannot wait...
wow this was 3 years ago ...hard to believe..
we have 4 big rings that Kev cut from our big rainwater tank...one will be the chook pen...
This is a photo of Jack in the tank...hard to believe again ...he is 10 now...


  1. Looks great, Sherrie.

    Happy gardening!

  2. Wow, that is great!

    I am sorry to hear that you are having to deal with Lyme. May you feel better.


  3. Looks good. I'll need to get more in, can't have a newbie growing more than me. haha. I might try carrota again too, I don't seem to have much luck with them.