Its always handy to keep a garden diary- I was talked into planting another round of Broc- which I did not want to once the season is started I usually leave what is in and be done with it. However it turned out really well, we eat Broc quite a bit- I did not plant cabbage this year. Thats the beauty of gardening choosing whats right for your family.
This is the tomato frame, they are coming along quite well, I realise I will get a load of tomato’s but from last year, I used all my jars of passata up- their is heaps of options- Sun dried, passata, sauce, peeled preserved, chopped, endless possibilities
The start of my preserving shed- Frame is from neighbours old pergola, pavers from a friend, Shed was from a friend- everything that will be used is recycled- not becasue I cant afford new stuff, but because of what i believe in. Sustainability- its my way of life
The pallets in the foreground will be used to make a frame that will house insulation and hopefully keep the preserving house like a cool store- someday to store apples and potatos.
The first shelves- I will build a work bench, sink and more shelves to store jams, Home brews and all my wild harvest equipment
On another good note- we have a second power bill since the heater and solar installation- same time last year was $800 this time is $270. We have saved $1080 in the last 2 bill payments already- $10,000 outlay and in last 6 months- 11% return on investment- thats better than any bank will give me- this is how we should be talking about sustainability