Here's the front yard vegie patch filled with dirt, seeded, lightly mulched and with pea frames installed.
I'm behind on this - the pic is from almost two weeks ago and since then most of the seeds are up & we've put in the tomato seedlings.
Growing food must be so easy if you have water. It isn't raining in Melbourne at all. We don't have a rainwater tank because of the roof (although I doubt any but the largest tanks would have any water in them by this stage), and we can only water this from 6 to 8 on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. The rest of the time we're using every bit of grey water we can save. If we time the laundry right we can keep the bed reasonably moist all the time. Because this bed is very visible from the street I feel very self-conscious grey-watering it when mains watering isn't allowed. I'm thinking about getting a 'recycled water used here' sign for the garden but we do also use mains water so it's not really accurate. On the other hand, standing around on the front lawn a lot is not a bad way to get to know your neighbours a little bit better.
The grey water option is really fine for now and most of what's in here is peas, beans, cucmbers, pumpkins tomatoes etc, stuff where you don't eat the parts of the plant that come in direct contact with the water. But there's a section up the end of root vegies and leafy ones which at some point soon will need to be switched over to cleaner water - water from washing food in etc. I hope it will live.
Dreading the hot weather. When the seedlings are just a little bit bigger we'll mulch the bed deeply with a little clearance around each plant. Hopefully that'll help keep the roots damp & cool.
Elsewhere in the garden: