Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Make Your Own Vegetable Patch

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Make Your Own Vegetable Patch

Article excerpt

TO MAKE a veggie patch thrive so you get lots of top quality food for the house, you need to be fairly dedicated.

The first step is to plan what you're going to grow.

Then plan how big you're going to make your veggie patch and where you're going to put it.

Different plants need different amounts of sun, so bear this in mind when you are making your plans.

You can find this information on the backs of the seed packets or the plant labels that come with seedlings.

Next you will need to dig up any grass in the area you're planting your veggie patch and remove it.

You can either buy or build a raised bed and fill it with a growing mix, or simply plant your crops in the ground.

If you do this, the soil needs to be turned over with a fork until it is loose, and mixed with compost and manure.

Never use treated pine to build a veggie bed, because it has been treated with poisonous chemicals. …

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