For the past 3 years I have been transforming our front and back yard into an attractive food producing garden with the goal of providing my family of 5 with abundant organic fruit and vegetables. So far I have managed to fit in the following plants and garden beds into our 730m2 block of land:
2 pear trees, 3 apple trees, 2 lemon trees, a lime tree, 2 orange trees, 3 fig trees, a peach tree, 2 nectarine trees, 7 blueberry bushes, 2X2 meter patch of raspberry plants, 5 young berry plants, a boysenberry plant, a small greenhouse, space for a small aquaponics system, 2 passionfruit vines, 4 olive trees, 2 mandarine trees, 2 cherry trees, 2 1X2m herb gardens, 2 rhubarb plants, a strawberry guava, a plum tree, a feigoa tree, a bay leaf tree, an elderberry tree, 4m hedge of lavender, 4 wicking worm garden beds for fruit and vegetables, 2 goji berry bushes, 2 grape vines and yes, there is still a little more space available for some more fruit trees!
The purpose of this website is to bring together people who are keen to start to grow their own organic food from home and provide information on the best ways to make the most of their own spaces. So take some time to look through the pages to help you get started and work out what type of food you would like to grow.
I will be regularly updating my progess, learnings, successes and failures in my own home garden on my blog along with some other inspiring stories. I hope that the information helps and motivates you to start growing some of your own food so you too can enjoy the benefits of fresh, organic fruit and vegetables.
To give you an idea of what can be grown on an average suburban block of land – here is the total produce we harvested for 2012-2013. Check out the harvest tally page for some more details on costs and savings you can expect when setting up your own patch.
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