Fiona’s driveway veggie patch began its life early in 2018.
During a renovation the previous year, the old concrete driveway along the side of her house had to be lifted to add to the soft surface ratio. The builder used to joke that the area would make a great grassed cricket pitch. Fiona had other ideas for the space, visualising the space to finally have an area to grow food.
She employed a carpenter to work on the space and, as part of the work, he built three raised garden beds along the driveway.
In it’s first 18 months, the garden has grown many winter and summer cropping veggies. Herbs and edible flowers also feature throughout the garden. Many of these vegetables and flowers Fiona has grown from seed.
In the 2019 summer season, Fiona grew a delicious crop of tomatoes, cucumbers and lots of herbs. The tomato harvest weighed over 15kg.
The more she grows, the more space Fiona tries to find in the garden so she can keep planting all this goodness. Many herbs are now being grown in pots around the garden.
Driveway Veggie Patch will be open as part of the 2021 Sydney Edible Garden Trail on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm only.