Time to be a farmer and grow stuff

Time to be a farmer and grow stuff

As you know we have moved to a small farm.

We have roughly 300 citrus trees except limes; bummer, will have to plant some, 10 pecan nut trees and an avocado tree.

In the first couple of months of moving here I have made every type of mandarin cake you can think of, juiced mandarins, oranges & grapefruit; so bloody yum, made bottles and bottles of limoncello, also yum. I even bought a freezer just to freeze the fruit so I can make sorbet in summer.

lemons

What we do not have is a vegetable patch. Within weeks of moving in I was researching all type of vege boxes. I really want raised beds; I have a couple of bulging discs and I am not getting any younger, so the less bending the better.

Typical me, they cannot just be just functional they have to look good too.

I might not be into buying fashion as much as I use to, but it doesn't mean I can't bring a bit of fashion into my garden.

We went with modbox based out of Melbourne. The raised garden beds come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are made from Callitris Cypress and are made to endure the Australian climate for decades. They are easy to assemble too.

Look we did it, now to fill with drainage, soil, and seeds.

modbox

That’s the veges organised now for more fruit trees, all the tropical fruits we love.

After asking around I purchased all our addition fruit trees from Daley’s Fruit, they are not far away from us, but you can order online and have delivered; due to COVID-19 this is what we did.

This is what we have added to our little farm:

  • Mangoes
  • Dragon Fruit
  • Strawberry
  • Guava
  • Bananas
  • Passion Fruit
  • Limes
  • Pomegranate
  • Star Fruit
  • Lychees
  • Papaya
  • Nectarines
  • Figs
  • Olives

Next, I will be working on our flowers and our bee garden.