One down, six to go...

26 September, 2012

At day 4 of my annual leave, I have accomplished one of the seven garden related tasks I set myself to do. Granted it is one of the big ones, but I do feel I am a bit behind.

Anyhoo, you do what you can.

The task I have completed this afternoon is extending the veggie patch raised beds. When I originally put in the eight raised beds I made them 800mm wide with an 800mm gap between. In hindsight I didn't need that much room between the beds to allow for access, and so I have extended them to 1200 wide, with 400mm gaps between. It may not sound like a lot, but 40 extra cms width adds an extra 50% more growing space.

This is what the veggie patch looked like previously.


And now it looks like this.


I don't think the photo's quite show the increased space, but anyway. I'm pretty pleased. And now I get to move onto some of the easier jobs. Phew!

8 comments:

  1. Well I can see the difference and that is quite a huge difference. What timber did you use? Eight beds is amazing! Good luck with the next 6 tasks at least they are a little easier

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    1. Cheers! I used EcoWood treated pine sleepers, as (according to their website) its both treated with chemicals which don't cause problems with toxins getting into the food grown, and is sustainable.

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  2. That is fantastic! Yes, I can see the difference for sure. That would have been a whole week's work for me, right there.

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    1. It wasn't really that bad, I just unscrewed the ends and then pulled one side over. Thank god for power tools is all I say!

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  3. Nice work extending the patch just in time for spring. You must have a big space?

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    1. Yes, the timing is just about right. I'm looking at the beds and thinking how much can I squeeze in... The land is slightly bigger than the traditional quarter acre, but it's a small house on a triangular shaped block. This area is about 10m long by 3.5m wide. Though the photos do make it look much bigger than it is, I think.

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  4. Look at your beautiful beds - excellent work. So organised and so pretty.

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    1. Yes, they are quite functional, although sometimes I wish I wasn't so anal and could be happy with just a patch of dirt.

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