Real World Gardener Starting a Vegetable Garden part 1 of 4 in Design Elements

December 15th, 2016

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney, streaming live at  and Across Australia on the Community Radio Network.


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Starting a vegetable garden.

So you want to start a vegetable garden, but are not sure how to go about it.

Did you realise that it’s not just a matter of digging up a patch in your garden.

There’s so many more considerations and types of vegetable gardens to think about and over the next four weeks Glenice and I will be talking about all you need to know about starting a veggie garden.

Everything from the planning stage, to the build stage and planting out stage.

How do you start? Let’s find out…


starting a vegie garden photo Glenice Buck

I'm talking with Glenice Buck, landscape designer and consulting arborist.


Where you should locate your new vegie garden, ideally a sheltered sunny flat location with lots of organic rich fertile soil but this is not very often the case.  

Really you can locate them anywhere as long as the area will get enough sun for vegetables to crop. If you can manage it, locate your vegie bed as close to the house as possible so it’s an area you see regular – this will encourage you to use it, 



Vegie garden photo Lyn Wood, Ulverston Tasmania

You could end up with something amazing like the vegetable garden in the above photo.

Growing your own food, even if you start small is such a great way to save money, control what goes into your food, and pick fresh from the garden even if it’s just herbs.

Don’t toy with the idea, go out and do it.

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