Through the gate in the wooden fence we come to the vege garden. This is the productive area of the garden. As with most of our garden, it’s a work in progress.
The greenhouse (actually I should call it a shadehouse) is nestled between John’s shed and the Vege Patch and is a very simple affair. It’s constructed of black plastic irrigation pipe bent into an arches and covered with shadecloth. The shelves are old wire fence panels supported on star pickets.
The strawberries are still doing well and some of the herbs are surviving but it needs a lot of work to get it back to peak condition.
To weed-proof the paths we used recycled plastic coated cardboard (They are the liners used between layers of pavers and cost 40 cents each from the local landscape supplier). John covered them with smooth stones. He also raised the beds that originally had left-over bricks as their edging. It not only looks much better now, it will be more functional and easier to care for.
He also revamped my little contemplation area - where sometimes I sit and think about plans for the garden and sometimes I just sit. (The casual observer can’t tell the difference)
John would prefer I just sat because he has noticed that my plans more often than not translate to work for him.
Future plans for this area are quite simple – start planting my Autumn veges soon and replant the herb garden. I'll get some seedlings going in the greenhouse and plant some directly in the garden.