Friday, October 26, 2012

We have a veggie garden!

For a while I have wanted a Veggie Garden, but because my husband works away it didn't really seam worth the effort of tending to the growing process for half of it to go to waste. However now that we are only 8wks away from our new addition joining us it seams like as good a time as any to get it started,  Plus I want to make my own baby food. 

This is the space that we are using. It is down the side of our garage and gets nearly all day sun! {which I read that veggie gardens need at least 6hrs of sun a day.}

So we headed off to Masters {LOVE LOVE LOVE} and got the wood that we needed and got to work. . . . 

We ended up getting this decking board as they were out of stock of garden bed sleepers that I wanted, and this was untreated and according to the guy was better than the sleepers "food safe" wise. 

It was 12.7cm wide x 2.5cm thick. {not very suitable if you have a HUGE garden box, but ours is only 2.4 x .5ish, and is bulging a little from all the soil.} 
We went for 3 lengths high, and 2.4m in length.

My handy man pre-drilled and screwed it all together . . . . . {I supervised!}

This is it at the half way point.

And once it was all screwed together, and introduced to it's new home!!

We then rigged up this nifty watering system . . . . .  . {it is also watering all our hanging baskets} 

Next was the hard job of deciding what soil to use, we went to our local Soils R Us and picked the vegetable and garden mix {or something like that}  . . . . . . .

And our garden box comes to life . . . . 

Then it was off to Masters again to pick some plant, I went a little crazy and got a few to many but I gave some away today.
I picked, Corn, Lebanese Cucumber, Broccoli, Mixed lettuce, Carrots, Red Capsicum and Cherry Tomatoes. {oh and a strawberry plant ~ in the big black pot, pictured in the last photo}

We added some sprinkler fittings to the watering system. . . . . . . . .

And last of all, added some homemade compost to the top.

I will take some up date photo's as the plants grow. 
{Which I hope they do, I don't have much of a green finger and this is my first attempt of a veggie garden. . . . . keep your fingers crossed for me!}

Tash :o)

Friday, October 19, 2012


With going on holiday to SUNNY Queensland {which was awesome}

and having uni assignments to do {Today is my last class tho . . .YAY!}, there has been a bit of a stand still with the Nursery DIY.

However here is a little update of a few new touches to the room.

We have a change mat on the dressing table, it is a little big, but will only be on there until the baby is rolling and then I will just use it on the floor. {Im thinking of making a  funky cover for it too, maybe in that cool Michael Miller laminated fabric so that it is still wipeable!!}

We have some shelves above the dressing table/change mat so that we can put wipes, creams etc up there, 
{Or maybe just fun things}.  

Shelves are from Masters

We have some baskets . . . .  .
Also Masters

 How funky is this fabric from Ikea, and a bargain at only $9.95 / metre!!
Awesome for I SPY and learning ha!
{So I got 3m! Probably 2m more than I needed but oh well, I LOVE IT!}

I have decided to cover the chair with it and then add a bright cushion. Then as the years go on {if we still have the chair}, we could slowly colour it in.

{I will keep you posted on the covering of the chair, will probably not happen till after exams.}

And here is me working on the curtains, giving them a 'TASH TOUCH' . . . . 
They are going to look great, but I sometimes get half way through a project and ask myself WHY!! 
{this one is a bit tedious!! But as I said, will look AWESOME in the end!}

Until next time . . .  . Keep Smiling.

Tash :o)