My husband Willem and I have just finished building our first home, and the number one thing I wanted to do was to build a vege garden. My friends are all keen gardeners and I thought I would give it a go too, despite my ability to kill most of my houseplants…
Regardless, we bought some sleepers that we could build a raised garden bed with and I excitedly went out to buy lots of seeds. We built the garden in a weekend and filled it with a mix of soil and compost. The next weekend I attended a winter vege garden course for beginners, which was run by a local commercial gardener. It was perfect timing. I was taught how to sow different seeds; how to protect the seedlings so they could grow over winter; what veges would grow at this time of year; and how to keep bugs from eating all your hard work before you do!
Fast-forward a couple of months and I have a thriving vege garden! It’s been awesome seeing how the different plants grow, and being able to go out to the garden and pick some spinach, lettuce, kale, herbs or vegetables for that night’s dinner. It brings a smile to my face and it definitely makes me want to cook more often, and I appreciate where my food comes from.