SHOW US YOUR VEGIE PATCH
There’s lots of planting, watering and harvesting in our readers’ back gardens, too.
Claire and her family’s favourite vegie garden plants include basil, parsley, mint and rosemary. JUDY
Judy and husband Peter’s garden bed features herbs and vegetables bordered by sunflowers and succulents. FELICITY
The backyard of Felicity’s family home features large vegie beds made from untreated cypress wood.
The kids know the names of most of the herbs and vegies and also like helping out with the watering and maintenance of the vegie garden.
Flowers like marigolds and sunflowers are also planted in the vegie garden to attract bees and other pollinating insects.
Herbs from the garden are used on a daily basis. The family enjoys a mix of finely chopped herbs sprinkled over pasta and Parmesan.
My favourite thing is that the garden is always changing. It gives me pleasure to plant, weed, trim and pick. I also have lavender and rosemary in wine barrels next to the garden beds. I love having the herbs always there...
The vegies in the patch change depending on the season. The ones that grow the best are lettuce, spring onions, kale and tomatoes.
Tomatoes, lettuce, beans, peas, parsley, coriander, basil, capsicums, carrots, spring onions and more grow in this vegie patch.
The edge of the raised bed works as extra seating around the backyard fire pit. Behind are banana, raspberry and tomato plants.
We love all of our herbs. They are generally quick and easy to grow and many of them last all year round.