This weekend, my husband (with a little help) built this strawberry patch.
We wanted to build something, as my son had enjoyed homegrown strawberries over summer from my hanging baskets. My strawberries were now growing runners, so we wanted to let them multiply.
Anyway, there are lots of things I love about the strawberry patch and how it came to be and I wanted to share:
- Its made from recycled materials. We got the wood from a friend who had it lying around and the bolts from a dismantled bed that a family member no longer needed (it was therefore constructed as a result of lots of generosity!)
- We got the soil from family member who had recently bought excess
- So it cost us very little and we are using things that were otherwise being wasted
- We are able to use snail traps (as opposed to pellets)
- We are using our land more productively by growing some of our food (less food miles, less packaging and more yummyness) (this is something we are building up over time)
- We are starting to teach our son where food comes from and he already gets great pleasure checking out the patch (along with picking from the vege patch)
- We had lots of family time building it and looking at the fruits of our labour!