Here are the steps in building an organic garden:
Step 1: Inserting the Rods
Insert the raised garden beds hinge rod through both panels. On soft
ground, use the long hinge rods and hammer them into the ground to
provide extra strength. If your garden is 2 panels high, use the 80cm
hinge rods that are available from EzyVegies. Note that the hinge holes
are small on the inside of each panel to ensure a firm fit.
Step 2: Filling the Raised Garden Beds - Compost Garden
Organic compost is best made by mixing Lucerne hay and chicken manure in
the raised garden beds and is known to be the most water-efficient
planting medium. Good compost absorbs moisture like a sponge and
requires minimal watering (i.e. twice a week in summer and once a week
in winter, under average conditions). It only takes two weeks of 'hot
composting' before you plant your first seedlings.
Step 3: Filling the Raised Garden Beds - Potting Mix and Garden Mix
Potting mix and garden mix are manufactured planting mediums that mix,
among other things, sawdust, pine bark, fertilizers, manure and moisture
absorbing agents. Most are manufactured according to various Australian
standards. Potting mix and garden mix are not organic growing mediums.
They are best used in raised garden beds on hard ground, in combination
with an under layer permeable fabric, to prevent drainage marks on
tiles, concrete or pavers.
4. Building a DIY Garden Guard
The EzyVegies Raised Garden Frame is designed to integrate a simple DIY
Garden Guard to protect your vegetables from birds, possums, cats, dogs,
wind, hail, frost and the hot summer sun. The DIY Garden Guard can be
covered with bird netting, shade cloth, clear plastic or any other
sheeting depending on your particular needs for each season. Each of the
following components can be purchased at plumbing and hardware shops.
You can also buy the vinyl tube and steel clamps directly from
5. Garden Equipment
It is easy to be overwhelmed by the products available at garden centers
and hardware shops, but you really do not need that much equipment to
manage an organic vegetable garden. Just follow these steps and look
forward to a year of fruitful organic vegetable gardening.