Growing your own vegetable garden is alot of fun. I love planting seeds or seedlings and watching them grow, then looking after them like my little babies. I only have a small raised vegie patch at the moment. In there I am growing tomatoes, spinach, lettuce, peppers, beans and capsicum. Just the other day, I finally put in the stakes for the tomato plants as they are growing at a rapid rate now. Its just about summer here in Melbourne, but you can still plant are artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, cabbage, garlic, leeks, onions, parsnip and more.
The soil to use for your vegie patch should consist of a good mix of air and solids, including clay, silt and loam. If the mix isn’t right or if your soil is lacking in nutrients, you might want to add fertilisers and or organic matter to your garden soil.
Compost piles provide excellent nutrients for your garden soil, and they give you a place to discard your kitchen waste. Start your compost pile with a base material such as leaves, grass clippings, or sawdust; add your organic garden and kitchen waste, and let the magic of the compost pile take over.