The ultimate dream has always been to have a beautiful organic veggie garden that is able to supply us with food all year round. The reality is a rented house on a small suburban block with some grass for the kids and landscaped edges. So there was only one thing we could do...turn some of our 'landscaped edges' into veggie producing raised garden beds!
So out came the bark chips, hard dirt and builders rubble, and in went the beautiful organic loam from a local landscape suppler.
It was slow beginnings with some flat leaf parsley and a slowly dying tomato plant we were desperate to save. We later discovered that the tomato plant had wilt disease, but not before it spread to all our other tomatoes!
We added a rosemary bush and a little owl to watch over our plants.
We also had some potted plants of mint, curled parsley, basil and garlic chives. And little Boo to help with the watering!
This was the beginning of our journey to a sustainable food source. We are most definitely in the category of amateur gardeners but with this, as with any part of the journey, it is all about the process. We learn along the way. Hopefully, one day, our dream of growing all our vegetables will become a reality.