veggie-garden

Our DIY vegetable garden

I guess most gardens are probably classified as DIY, aren’t they?!

Well, I decided to build a small 1.2m sq in May of last year, to plant vegetables and fruits in time for the current summer.

Getting my handy-girl on. Manny and Bob would be proud

After a few false starts (buying treated wood at first, then correcting the choice with hard wood pails) I built the structure all by myself (proud! ps, corded electric drills work WAY better than cordless ones whose battery never charges properly) and using the giant fat Kitchen Garden Companion by Stephanie Alexander, I prepared the soil and got the bed ready.

Next birthday present please somebody

Annnnnnd 7 months later HOLY WOW! We have been rewarded with humungous zucchinis and the juiciest, best tasting tomatos ever.

A small selection of our tomatoes, at last count we had about one billion

People keep asking me what I’m doing to yield such good results, and the answer is “nothing”! So far, we’ve been lucky to avoid any caterpillars or birds or snails trying to eat anything, and all I do is give it a good water every few days if it hasn’t rained. Lucky or what?!

Thank you garden!Yummm #nofilterFirst crop!

I planned spaghetti for dinner tonight, and forgot to check if we had any zucchinis before I went to the shops, so I got one just in case. I came home, and picked these two beauties right off the vine. Makes the shop bought zucchini look pathetic really!

Store bought at the bottom, home grown at the top. I think we can officially say the vege garden is a success.

This is my crop of tomatos from today:
And tomatoes aplenty

I also made a quick bruschetta for an entree from the mini romas, on top of some store bought garlic bread, and oh. my. It was super delicious.

Best bruschetta ever

I’m definitely going to make a bigger garden for next summer!

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Mikaela

I am a designer, photographer, teacher, homeowner and newlywed (among other things). My passions (besides design and photography) include Food, Sport, Landscaping and Renovating, and fun DIY projects. I am madly in love, with my husband, my animals, and life in general. My blog is about the things I love to do, when I can find the time to do them, and serves as a photographic journal of day-to-day happenings.

2 thoughts on “Our DIY vegetable garden”

  1. Amazing stuff, Mikaela! I am not much of a green thumb but a veggie garden is on our to-do list. I bet all the stuff from your garden tastes better than the shop variety. Would love to know how you made the bruschetta? Shall come to you to asks for tips – you look like a natural gardener!

  2. I have to say those really are fantastic looking vegetables so that just shows that a little bit of hard work goes a long way.
    It is also corded drills and screwdrivers for me as well. Battery operated ones are just a pain in the you know what.
    I guess the next big question is what size of a veggie garden will you try next.

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