Starting with Garden Beds

Just so we're all on the same page, I am not an experienced gardener, I have no idea what I am doing, I like to give things a craic and then if they don't work - I don't do it again hahaha.

Growing up, we didn't have a vegetable garden, everything we consumed was from the fridge. 

At this stage in my life, I am more aware of making less of an impact on the environment and being conscious of living more sustainably. So bring on the Veggie gardens. 

At this present stage, I have two big garden beds on the go, they are both made from my old water tanks that gave up on their first jobs, so now their garden bed holders. 

These guys took a long time to fill, I am still unsure if I have filled them the right way, but only time will tell.

The first tank was filled with branches that were cut down around my property and leaves from the autumn drop, then topped with a mixture of duck poo and soil, with some pea straw in the mix as well. 

I have planted (from seedlings) broccoli, lettuce, silverbeet, capsicum, beetroot, and some parsley that I have grown from seeds. They are nurtured by some pea straw, water, and me talking to them every other day. So far so good. 

The second bed was filled a little differently, due to taking the top half of the tank off. The bottom of the tank was already filled with sand, so I did the same system as the first one, however, I believe this one has more duck poo in it. 

Now, this one has seeds that I purchased from Little Veg Patch Co. I ordered seedlings from a list that suggested what is ideal to plant at this time of year. I have planted Kolharabi, Celeriac, three different varieties of edible Flowers, Eggplant, Purple Carrots, and Coriander. But I may have done an impatient thing, the packets suggest to plant the seeds in seedling trays and I have put them straight into the bed, my thinking is, I don't like double handling and also, if they're going to make it, they will come alive, so let's see what happens over the next few weeks..... to be continued. 

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