Our lot is only 550 square meters. We live near the beach just half an hour north of Auckland City, New Zealand. Our climate is Mediterranean with some salt laden air, and we face the southwest. We get lots of cold wind in the winter, and a cooling breeze in summer.
My very able partner, Warren built all the raised beds and has added some irrigation to them. We plan on building more raised beds around our back deck. Living in a housing subdivision where privacy is hard to find, we felt we wanted to create a garden that was both lovely to look at, would help feed us, and would be practical, all at the same time.
The two sturdy wire cages are being climbed by snow peas. They sit next to the ‘Cardiff’ leeks backed by the mizuna, with a few red beets thrown in for color in the front.