Create a vegetable & herb garden
No matter where you live in Australia or what type of soil or
climate you have, it's possible to grow at least some of your own
fresh vegetables and most of your herb requirements.
From the tropics to southernmost Tasmania, there are varieties
of vegetables that will thrive and be very productive. Most of the
more common crops, like beans or lettuce for example, have
varieties bred for specific climatic conditions. It's simply a case
of choosing those clearly identified as being suitable for your
Herbs can be grown either in the garden or in pots close to the
kitchen, on an outdoor balcony, veranda or deck. Some may also be
grown in windowsill boxes indoors where they receive good light but
not direct sun through the glass.
Once the seeds or seedlings have been selected and the vegetable
garden prepared, it's time to think about fertilisers, planting or sowing, pest control, watering
and keeping the snails and slugs at
bay. Unlike other parts of the garden, the vegie patch is not 'set
and forget'! However, neither is growing vegetables onerous - an
hour or two a week and you will be well rewarded.