COTTAGE GARDEN TIPS
In coastal locations, grow hardy species of fruit and vegetables in boxes or protected areas.
Mesh covers will keep chickens and other animals out very effectively. Most chemical weed killers aren’t ideal for dogs and chickens so consider hand-weeding your lawn. Don’t be limited by what you can buy. To create a trellis for their passionfruit vines, Edwina used the innersprings of an old single mattress (right). It’s stuck to their shed wall and is a great platform for climbing vegetables like peas and beans. Edwina and Lincoln also use a cubby house as their chicken coop. They bought it on eBay for $220 and converted it with perches and boxes in one afternoon. Their new coop is really secure and the chickens love it.