Nothing beats the enjoyment of being able to pick and eat your own home grown produce from a raised bed vegetable garden or orchard. Anyone who has grown their own tomatoes will testify to the difference in taste.
Supermarkets demand fruit & vegetable varieties that have a long shelf life. By the time it gets to you it is probably already several weeks old or even longer if it has been in cold storage for a period before that.
Growing your own fruit and/or veggies means that you can pick and eat them as you need. Home grown veggies are free from chemical preservatives and by growing your own you can ensure that they have not been exposed to herbicides and chemical pesticides or genetically modified in any way. Your vegetables will not all ripen at the same time giving you seasonal produce over a long period that not only tastes great but is full of nutrition.
Vegetable gardens need to be placed in a location where they get the sun for at least six hours a day. Preferably the site should be protected from strong winds and a northerly aspect should ensure that the site receives the winter sun. Ideally you would have several garden beds or depending on the room available you can divide the bed into segments to ensure crop rotation occurs reducing the likelihood & severity of pests and diseases. Garden beds should be no wider than it is possible for you to reach in or across to pick your produce.
For a new vegetable garden we recommend a raised bed vegetable garden which we then fill with an organic vegetable garden mix. In many areas it would take years to develop the existing soil to a suitable planting medium and the advantage of a raised bed is that it can be planted out immediately and you can commence harvesting and eating your produce within weeks in some cases.
We prefer to build our raised beds vegetable gardens out of Cypress Macrocarpa which is long lasting, termite resistant and contains no chemicals or preservatives. The Cypress Macrocarpa we sell has been ethically sourced and salvaged from redundant trees and has a natural durability to termites and decay.
We recommend that the beds you build are no more than 1200mm wide if you have access from both sides or 600mm wide if against a wall.
Yummy Gardens can help you build a new vegetable garden with our veggie bed kits ready for you to put together or supply you with sleepers which you can use to custom make your own beds.
Have a look at our Garden Sleepers and Veggie Bed Kits pages for more details on these options.
We welcome you to Contact Us online or phone Greg on 0431 382 230 with your inquiry today.
We welcome you to Contact Us online or phone Greg on 0431 382 230 with your enquiry today.
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