Measuring up. The area is about 3m by 2m.
The digging begins. I imagined this would take about half an hour. It took about that times a million. It was a lot harder than I thought, getting that thick grass up. I took it out in strips, and transplanted it to a bare patch of ground in the front yard. It seems to be taking pretty well, so it was worth the effort.
A few months back the neighbours were throwing out a big pile of old pavers, so I grabbed them all, with this in mind. Making the boundaries was kind of a fun bit, and it actually didn't take long.
After a trip to Bunnings (thankyou sweet vouchers!) me and Little e planted ten herbs- mint, chives, marjoram, sage, basil, purple basil, oregano, parsley, coriander, and my favourite, thyme. Then mulched with sugar cane mulch.
The hired help:
I then used 5 bags of garden soil, some lime, some blood and bone, and some compost, to build up the beds. Also note my awesome path. This is what it looks like at the moment. I've planted quite a few seeds, the lettuce and carrots and dwarf beans are already coming up, and in that pot at the back I have some belotti beans, which are growing super fast. Eventually what I want to have there is a barrel with an espaliered apple tree growing on the fence.