I have been wanting a veggie patch for a few years now. I thought it was really hard, and being a small woman, I thought I could never build one without a man’s help – getting wooden sleepers, screws, drilling, heavy lifting and how on earth could I get those from the hardware store anyway? Well I found online a container garden that hold excess water in the base as a reservoir. It has a net cover on a hinged frame that prevents the birds eating the veggies and many insects too. It’s 1m by 2m – really quite large. I had to load the car boot with about 10 bags of potting mix and 4 of smelly cow manure, but I managed to do all this, assemble the garden, and plant seeds and seedlings over three days. I love my new veggie garden. The best bit is the cover has an microspray irrigation system attached so I can connect it to my garden hose and water it with a fine spray. It comes in other sizes too so even a small space can have a covered, container garden growing leafy greens or tomatoes. It makes me feel so good growing healthy produce myself. I love to go out in the garden every afternoon to see how my ‘babies’ are growing.

Posted by mom162079, 21st January 2016

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  • It’s a great proud feeling thanks, for sharing I’m growing some bulbs in pots and putting some silver beet in pots this year.


  • Good work. My next project with the little ones will be a veggie patch. I hope we have some success!


  • Good job! I’ve recently reinstated my veggie patch which got destroyed with last year’s crazy weather. Always exciting to see everything growing well!


  • Once the heavy work is done, veggie gardens are highly rewarding. Enjoy!


  • Good for you. I have a veggie garden too and get excited when I can see something sprouting


  • Sometimes it’s just about finding the right equipment…


  • What a great idea!! I’m glad you are getting so much pleasure from your veggie-patch!! Well done!!


  • wow that is great! i bet that you will be extra proud of your veggies! well done


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