We are almost ready to build the garden beds. I have cleared all the pavers and taken out all the edging and am in the process of filling the hole in with a few barrowloads of soil.
The shade house will be temporaily dismantled for easier storage and then we have to figure out how to move the heavy concrete tubs! I want to grow the water chestnuts in them but the tubs are in the wrong spot…. I will let you know how it goes.
I am curently working out the thriftiest (is that even a word? lol) way to build the beds.
We have 6 pieces of 6.1x 0.8 m corrugated iron (recycled from the old carport about 4years ago!). I am thinking of 4 beds 3 x 1.5m or 3 x 1m. I don’t want them too wide. I will let you know what I decide.
This is an image* of what they will look like. When I first saw roundthebends photos I knew this is what I would build.
*Image taken from
I will be using a worm wicking bed design on the inside though as we have many invasive trees whos roots love to get into pots and the vegetable gardens. This is hard when you don’t have the water to waste on them.
Now to come up with a creative way to use all of these! Any ideas?
I have altered the wicking bed link so it now takes you to the right post, sorry ~Emily