At the old house I struggled building a barrier myself to prevent wombats and possums eating my seedlings and what little I did manage to grow.
The answer so far at our new abode is to pop my huge pot on the deck with winter greens.
Yesterday the children and a besties children helped me gather sticks and vine to build a little fence.
Wombat burrows were discovered the other day, together with a lovely little parcel of square shaped wombat poop near our front path. It is inevitable and quite delightful that we will have these little visitors, however I don't want them to eat my vegies!
So in the hope of keeping wombats off my patch - I will continue to research the cause! Moving from the Mornington Peninsula to the Dandenong Ranges has been a huge learning curve in food and edible gardening. The climate is very different, different soil and of course my wildlife friends.
I have just discovered Jackie French's website. It is delightful to read of edible gardening in the bush. I have lots of learning to do.
I have planted artichoke, wild strawberries, spinach, rocket, mizuna, rainbow silverbeet, purple potatoes, lettuce and that was all for a cool climate July in our yard thus far.
We also have two new members to our chicken family, a lovely friend gave us two Isa Browns - so we are back to four chooklets in total now. The children have named them Goldie and Chirpy Cherry (aka CC).
I have been inspired by a select few over the years; Grandma being the main one, my old neighbor and fellow Vintage Shed stall holder, and a few of the new locals. In this love of gardening, I think I am going to start a weekly Thursday garden journal. I may even do a linky thing.... so spread the word bloggers - and link up with an Aussie Thursday Garden Journal each week!
Love Rach xx