There is something very satisfying in creating something from what others may call garbage, or might end up at the tip. This is what happened with our second raised veggie bed. The first one was already in the garden when we bought the house. Languishing under a mountain of weeds it was never the less a strongly built box approx 750mm high, 1500mm wide and 2000mm long constructed from hardwood fencepalings. Once weeds were pulled out it presented us with great soil, large worms and was begging for veggies to be planted which we dully di. Broad beans, snlow peas, english spinach, rocket and Asian stirfry greens were soon popping up.
The rest of the area where the veggie patch is designated was looking somewhat forlorn with grass trying to grow as tall as it could so next we dug out in front of the raised bed just in case we decided to build another one……. and then we cleared a bit more to grow spuds in car tyres.
When the roof of the house was replaced we kept most of the old iron and in clearing up parts of the backyard long hardwood fence railings were found lazing about in the long grass. Well not for long. With the help of $10.00 worth of galvanised roofing screws and some star pickets they were soon turned into a very servicable raised veggie bed which is now being filled with all the weeds from the Herb Garden, rest ofthe Veggie Garden, the front garden…… you get the picture.