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Veggie Patch Style-Home Improvement Thursday #HIT

Veggie Patch Style-Home Improvement Thursday #HIT

This home improvement Thursday, I thought I would share our vegetable garden and how we are using it to improve our home. When we first moved into our home, the back yard was a real mess. Slowly we are transforming it back to what it should have been. During this process we built several no dig vegetable gardens, a firepit and some seating, so that we are able to enjoy all the best parts of the acreage we used to have. You can read a little more about that here and here.

The garden had been previously terraced as it has a very large slope, going with the slope was really the only option. We had to think creatively to find ways to add in the firepit area and the garden beds. After using the only real flat area for the firepit and seating, several smaller garden beds in the only flatish areas available were the way we chose to go.

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Once the firepit area was finished, we were able to start on the veggie patches.

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This past week, we have filled our garden beds with our first crop. Strawberries, beans, purple carrots, capsicum, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers and lots of lettuce. I can’t wait to be able to pick them. We love having a vegetable garden, having our own fresh produce to grow, pick and eat.

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How do you like our use of space? Can you think of another way to make space in such a hilly garden? What’s your favourite fruit?

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  1. I think you’ve done well. It’s so hard to landscape a hilly back yard. I think having different levels and certain areas – like the fire pit and area for the vegetable gardens is a clever use of the space. You have a beautiful area out the back. I bet you have some great times with that fire pit. x

    1. Thanks Bec, the firepit is so much fun. Especially for the boys who really playing with fire. 🙂

  2. Wow! What an amazing backyard space you have! Love it! You have done an amazing job. I can only imagine what it looked like before.

    1. Thank you Charlene, when we first arrived it was totally covered in a pesty vine called cats claw. You couldn’t see a thing. So pleased to have uncovered this beauty and with a little work, we can now enjoy it. xx

  3. Now that’s what I call a backyard – love the fire pit and the fact, that you’re growing your own veggies. I think my options are a bit limited on the balcony, but this year, I’m going to put my history of serial plant killing behind me, and am determined to grow something, even if it’s just a herb! What did you plant in your garden? x

    1. Thank you Sammie, hope to have you over to enjoy the fire and a few glasses of bubbles one day. 🙂
      We planted, strawberries, tomatoes. capsicum, more lettuce than we can eat, beans and cucumbers. All our favourites xx

  4. I had such a crazy week I didn’t even get a chance to link up 🙁 what a great backyard space you have to work with though. Can’t wait to see it finished.

    1. Thank you Holly, I totally understand the busy week. Where does the time go?

  5. Great veggie garden Nicole. I love the white netting to protect from the birds.

    1. Thanks Paul, we may have had an invasion of plant eating possums on the first night the seedlings were in 🙁

  6. […] Veggie Patch Style-Home Improvement Thursday […]

  7. […] hard to believe how quickly time is flying, but it was almost (exactly) 12 months ago that I shared our veggie patch with you, along with our herb garden which The Builder built on the deck for me earlier this year […]

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