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After cultivating plants in pots for over five years, I’ve finally been able to return to using garden beds.

It’s awfully handy when your partner is a carpenter by trade… 🤔

I’ve grown plants in both pots and garden beds, but I’ve always noticed that they do much better in beds.

It was very fun lifting and sliding this heavy garden bed around by myself, so that I could get the weed matting underneath… not.

These beds are made with treated pine sleepers that use copper, instead of the traditional arsenic, so they’re not gonna cause too much issue with leaching weird stuff into the soil.

And with two layers of heavy duty weed matting, plus drainage gravel on top… I’m hoping it’ll keep the weeds out but allow water to escape.

Getting a 0.75m^3 trailer load of garden soil up the drive and out to the backyard was a fun Sunday exercise… emphasis on ‘exercise’

Hopefully I’ll have some nice summer crop to harvest… but I’ll need to keep an eye out for pests. I think there’s a lot of wildlife here, and there’s tonnes of snails and slugs out and about every night… 🐌 🐌 🐌 We shall see.

I’ll grab some pea straw soon to cover the seedlings a bit more, but I’m looking forward to watching them grow up. 🥰

Next up is building the second garden bed and planting more tomatoes and capsicum. 🍅 🤤

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A Ph. D graduate in Microbiology, residing in Victoria, Australia. Currently working in multiple locations but still in the STEM field. 👀 🦠 🧫 🧬

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