It is a long way from street level to the vege garden, especially when there isn't enough room to get a wheelbarrow past the back of the house, let alone up the stairs. And so, for four years the vegetable garden has sat empty (apart from the occasional dumping of a dead plant). Herbs and vegetables have been grown with varying success in pots.
Yesterday at Floriade, inspiration struck! It is hard to tell from the picture below but the vegetables are growing in straw bales. There is a great how to here.
And now we have the vege garden filled with straw bales that are being watered and fertilised to get them ready for planting. The lady at the stockfeed shop was both amused and intrigued.