A morning at Veg Out Community Garden

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Veg Out Community Gardens in St Kilda, Melbourne thanks to my friends Wendy and Kevin Hocking. There are 145 allotments beautifully maintained. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area. If you can’t make it,  you can check out their website here.

I was impressed with the whole set up.

Some allotment holders had gone to great trouble to individualise their plots using all sorts of artwork to decorate, lots of amusing letterboxes, and all sorts of fun paraphernalia.

The whole area was full of the most wonderful vegetables just bursting with life and I couldn’t stop snapping photos of them, I ended up with 70 (I think I have a problem!).  Here are just a few.

Not a caterpillar in sight

This is about as healthy as a little lettuce gets in my opinion. Wanted to slap it between two slices of bread with a slice of tomato. (Please note, I didn’t!)

I could post lots of veggie photos similar to the ones above but it could be (dare I say it?) monotonous.  So I have chosen to show you some plots that are a bit different below.

This was a pretty little plot

A quirky design from another plot holder. It was pretty impressive, shame I couldn’t get the whole of the ‘ship’ in the photo.

Another quirky design

Like I said, if you find yourself in Melbourne and you are interested in gardening – it’s a bit different and certainly worth a visit. Better check out opening times though so that you are not disappointed.

Jerry Coleby-Williams

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