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    Vegie gardens: Cost efficient and healthy

    Published on 24 January 2019, Thursday, 5:36 AM

    With living costs soaring across the board, it may be a good idea to embark on a DIY garden project and grow your own vegies this winter.

    There are loads of delicious winter vegetables and if you get started straight away you could be serving up carrots and peas from your very own backyard in no time.

    If you don't have a designated area already to put a vegie patch, you may have to challenge yourself with some physical labour.

    Depending on the depth and size of your vegie garden, you may find the use of a mini loader or excavator helpful - this equipment is available at your local Kennards Hire.

    Using planter boxes is also effective for growing vegetables, but your space will largely determine what suits you best.

    Once you have the foundation sorted and filled with some good soil, you can start planting.

    Great vegetables for your winter garden include cabbages, onions, parsnips, peas, beetroot and artichokes.

    Using mulch on your vegie garden will encourage water efficiency and reduce the invasion of weeds. Mulch can be a combination of wood chips, pebbles, straw and compost.

    To prevent wind damage to your garden while it establishes itself, try provide as much shelter as possible to allow your vegies time to settle into their new environment.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.