Vege Garden Revisited

Vege Garden Plot 1 - 2008-12-17

Vege Garden Plot 1 - 2008-12-17

The vege garden idea turned out to be one of the better ones! Aside from the produce, it is a really relaxing thing to do.

I am fortunate enough to work from home, so I planted my garden right outside the door of my office. That way, I can just step outside for a break anytime of the day. Very theraputic.

What we’ve grown so far:

  • Tomatoes – Plentiful supply
  • Potatoes – Growing
  • Carrots  – Ate first produce this week
  • Sweet corn – I planted this everywhere I could… Looks awesome
  • Sunflowers – About to bloom
  • Strawberries – Green fruit growing well
  • Broccoli – will plant for winter
  • Cabbage – Womboks doing well
  • Snow peas – Tasty
  • Beans – Still growing, may be too late
  • Garlic – About to harvest
  • Rhubarb – In progress
  • Pumpkin – This plant could be trying to take over the earth, got some Kent seeds to plant next time too
  • Herbs, Mint, Parsley etc. – Mint is like a weed, parsley grew well and is going to seed, coriander and other stuff too!

Interestingly, that all came from my original post in May this year. The winter months in Melbourne this year took their toll and I didn’t really get started until September. I never re-read the original post until now, and it’s funny that everything that I wrote down was planted (is the secret really a secret?).

I forgot a few things in my original post… Additions to the list:

  • Lettuce – Did extremely well, won’t be buying lettuce again for a long time
  • Beetroot – How could I not try and start my own shrute beet farm (watch the US Office)
  • Cucumber – Growing
  • Zucchini – Growing
  • Rockmellon – Growing
  • Watermellon – Growing
  • Capsicum – Growing
  • Beans – Growing
  • Regular Peas – May be too warm now…

My attitude is a little extreme as usual… If it’s not productive it’s just taking up space… So I’m really not to interested in flowers or plants for decoration. I’d rather just plow the garden and plant a wheat crop ;-). Think I might be a farmer.

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Mitre 10 employ content marketing

While I was researching my vege garden I found an excellent article on the website. The content was supplied in a DIY guide format by Mitre 10.

Now Mitre 10 have copped a heck of a beating from Wesfarmer’s Bunnings behemoth in Australia over the last 10 or 15 years. It’s good to see Mitre 10 fighting back with content marketing. When you establish yourself as an expert online by giving out lots of useful information you also build your profile and loyalty with your customers (or prospects).

Since Bunnings is on just about every corner, I haven’t been to a Mitre 10 for a long time. I might just venture in when I’m ready to put this vege garden together. It will be interesting to see if they can back up their content with in store service.

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Vege Garden

We’re moving home and starting a vege garden. I’m super excited about it… not so much the moving part, more about the vege garden.

Some of the things that we’re going to grow are:

  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Sweet corn
  • Sunflowers
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Snow peas
  • Beans
  • Garlic
  • Rhubarb
  • Pumpkin
  • Herbs, Mint, Parsley etc.

It’s going to be fun! 🙂 Will post photos.

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