HOW TO GROW YOUR OWN

Real Living (Australia) - - HOMES -

LINA’S EX­TEN­SIVE GAR­DEN HELPS TO FEED THE COU­PLE THROUGH­OUT THE YEAR 1 PLAN IT “Dur­ing the colder months we plan what we’re go­ing to do with the gar­den and what to plant.” 2 FEED IT “Think or­ganic – build your own com­post heap and use it to fer­tilise your gar­den.”

3 HAR­VEST IT “We’re not self-suf­fi­cient but I try to make as much of the har­vest as pos­si­ble – ap­ple cider, dried ap­ple slices, ap­ple sauce, dried rasp­ber­ries and jams.” 4 EN­JOY IT “Don’t be a per­fec­tion­ist. My gar­den is so mas­sive, over­grown with weeds and half-fin­ished projects. But I en­joy the small things I’ve ac­com­plished in­stead.” A

Hang out Hang­ing pans and chalk­boards give the kitchen a rus­tic farm­house feel (above). Purr-fect The cou­ple’s cat Benny “en­joys life to the fullest”. Har­vest home The house has lots of lit­tle “over­grown” gar­den rooms.

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