How to start your own veggie patch
Discover the green fingers you never knew you had by using a corner of your garden to grow your own vegetables.
Many Australians like to grow and harvest their own vegetables, and in these uncertain times having your own vegie patch has never been more appealing.
A study by The Australia Institute a few years ago found 52 per cent of Australian homes like to grow some of their own food. For most people, the motivation is to eat more healthily. For around 60 per cent of people, it’s about saving money and producing tastier food. Sheer enjoyment and seeing gardening as being ‘good for the mind and the soul’ also motivate gardeners.
If you’ve never had a vegie patch but like the idea of building one, how do you get started?