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By Pip_c

Southern Sydney, NSW, Australia Au

Has anyone got ideas for small vegies, herbs and other edibles that I could plant quite close together? I have this 1m x 1m garden bed which I want to get some food out of, not just the annuals and chives which have been in there for ages. So, any suggestions?



Especially given where you live not a clue... sorry!

29 Oct, 2009


I belive their climet is much like ours only wormer it is more or less inbetwen the dry part and the wet part of austrailer

30 Oct, 2009


Try salad veg. like lettuce, radishes and spring onions. Some of the Chinese greens can be planted quite close together. Other than that there are herbs like thyme, mint (better in a container to be honest as it likes to take over), marjoram, chives and parsley.

30 Oct, 2009


I had several years of growing a bit of veg in my garden and I found lettuce to be the best, I loved the cut and come again type, they grow easily and it's great to pick your salad fresh, you always have fresh leaves available and I never need to buy lettuce in the summer. It's also very cost effective cos lettuce is always expensive in the summer. I found with other veg, by the time mine was ready, it was dirt cheap in the shops eg. carrots ! Garlic is quite good aswell. Also oregano, I grew some from seed 5 years ago and it comes up every year, it flowers and looks beautiful and is also edible.

30 Oct, 2009


Yes you're right Cliffo, we're pretty much in between here, herbs seem to grow well at ours.
I've already got some absolutely massive chive plants. Shame I don't really like lettuce because everyone is saying to get lettuce!!!

Thanks for your hints everyone :o)

30 Oct, 2009


Ach well good luck! You are moving into spring, or it is spring, look in your neighbours' gardens - see what they are growing and ask their advice. Most veg. crops, as I have said, need more space but - heck - try things... You may only be able to grow 5 cabbages or whatever but you will have had fun doing so.

30 Oct, 2009


Don't know if they are available where you are but there is a range of seeds for patio growing which are
bred to grow smaller. Type 'Patio Veg' into your search engine and see what comes up,good luck.

31 Mar, 2012

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