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Secret Tips For The Ultimate Veggie Garden | Gardening | Great Home Ideas

you know I just love showing you my
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veggie patch every month but tonight
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we’re actually going to help out a young
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couple we want a veggie Haven of their
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very own and they’ve asked for a bit of
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help
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now for this job I’m calling in the
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reinforcements Adam Azrael I’m having a
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hole it could help well I don’t have a
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green thumb but May so keep me waiting
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with go on I’ve got one that’s awesome
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between the two of us we can get this
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done buddies – all right Charlie Billis
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a custom Donna Nick and their three
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children have a great backyard there’s
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plenty of room for the kids to play and
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they even have a pool but they really
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want the kids to learn how to grow
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harvest and cook food fresh from their
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very own garden but they’re stuck on
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just what out where and when
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hey hey Donna hey going hey right it’s
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my wife madam okay so what sort of ages
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would delight to grow um look I think
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the general veggies that we use every
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single week yeah kids love to cook yeah
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and that’s the best thing you’ll be able
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to veggie patch it gets the kids
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involved in the garden but once you get
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them growing you get them eating they’re
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set for life and ethics now what about
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herbs yeah look I’m not a fan of
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coriander oh no no I’m high hey hey
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coriander oh no they like acrylic oh hey
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yeah love it love it yeah I think your
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ally maybe
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I believe the spot we shall check it out
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definitely that’s a lot of Sun yes I’m
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trying you know yeah that’s the secret
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of success of veggie patch the mint you
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get shade you get weak plants you get
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fungal diseases then you get insects so
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full Sun gonna be a perfect spot to grow
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some fabulous veggies yeah I can see
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there’s the same could be you bring it
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in a bit how do you make a bit of a
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feature out of it another reason for the
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kids to counsel get involved now this
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fence is a bit of a worry made it Hobbs
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the garden definitely does and there’s a
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lot of empty space over on the side of
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the pool but I think we can incorporate
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it into this backyard you’re gonna be
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busy can you give me a hand cuz we’re
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gonna get this lawn up yeah I’ll talk
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you gotta excellent come on man I’ll
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show you first things first let’s work
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out what we’re dealing with we’ll need
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to remove a section of this grass so I’m
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on the measuring tape and Nick’s on the
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spray can
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she just wanted it done this way as you
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can say this will just make the return
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like that okay one thing you want to
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keep you more on when you’re dealing
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with pool fences obviously the laws
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regulations you want to contact your
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cancel and make sure that you get them
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right because it’s all about safety for
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kids and keeping them out and obviously
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if you can’t get it done in one day you
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want to make sure that you set up a
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temporary structure to keep the kids out
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until you get the job done okay Nick now
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we got to get this lawn up I have
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actually put down a veggie garden on top
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of grass but it doesn’t always work
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this is particularly strong healthy
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buffalo grass and the last thing you
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want is it come through and give you a
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group later on so we’ll use the
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turf-cutter
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look at the lawn up but you’ll need eyes
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and you’ll need is I’ll go and check
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what these clowns are doing over here
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hey Adam so let me put some pool fence
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over here then it opens up this whole
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area to the backyard we’re gonna conquer
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a Slavia what used to be here shed very
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old shed that was falling down line with
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me Dean you know we’re gonna have to put
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a bit of bury to get that’s why good
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luck alright I can’t save you okay a bit
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of back-breaking work because I’m
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looking for a spot or a compost bin
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seems like a fantastic audio now Donna
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we’ve got some plans to buy let’s go
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shopping all right look
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with Donna and Graham off to bannings to
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select the ultimate plans for the
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ultimate veggie patch it’s up to Nick
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and I to finish off the prep work it’s
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goodbye Pacha blonde and Hollow you poor
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thing
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hey Nick foots is done yep looks like
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you prepare this garden area yeah it’s
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getting there
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Tommy you’re feeling strong right oh
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yeah Donna and I are off to buy the
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plants while Adam and Nick get the
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garden bench prepared with a waiting
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another I do there are no gardening
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expert but I do know that raised beds
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have many advantages for starters you’re
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not bending over all the time so it’s a
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lot easier on your back but also the
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terrace in it gives a nice visual
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illusion so under instruction from grown
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the plan is to put in a raised garden
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bed at the back with the bench seat the
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sandpit will move front and center and
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they’ll give garden beds at each channel
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now mate let’s go talking about it but
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we’ve got a lot of work today
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we got cracking that’s do it
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simple construction is the real beauty
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of these garden beds hardwood sleepers
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stacked and screwed it doesn’t get any
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easier than that nice-looking box Mike
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yep
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we’ll get back probably okay I could go
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wrong if you start with a good level
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base then the following layers will just
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fall into place now Nick you might be
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wondering while we’ve dug these trenches
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but as you confess when we make these
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sleepers weigh an absolute ton yeah it’s
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a lot easier rather than get your pale
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sore ripping down one end and then
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trying to flip it over and rip down the
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other end who decided to dig these
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trenches to keep all their sleepers
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level this grounds nice and soft so is
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just a quicker process something to keep
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in mind Nick and all I have been banging
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on about how heavy these hardwood
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sleepers are and our also more expensive
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than other options like treated pine but
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for this job the hardwood was the better
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option and that’s because as this
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beautiful hardwood deck and pergola in
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the backyard so we want to tie the whole
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area together but also it’s the sheer
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weight of these sleepers that weigh an
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absolute ton so that means it’s less
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supports that I need to put in the
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ground to hold these planter boxes in
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place which makes my job a lot easier
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oh my and I finished it off where the
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joint is to tie them all together we’re
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just gonna use these bond cleats
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right it will slip it at the back so it
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goes halfway up both drawings yep you’re
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gonna want to keep it below the soil
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line and then simply screw it off won’t
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be gone anyway
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we’re in the homestretch of the
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construction phase with three little
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ones the Kids Zone is an important area
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in this garden that’s why we put the new
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Sampat front and center
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well mate I think this is a perfect size
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Sampat for the kids and the best parties
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these lower beds I complete whatever
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they like in it that’s all the hard work
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done our same rating you go put it food
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I’m pretty sure I hear a truck in the
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driveway now I live with someone else
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let’s go okay all done
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fantastic good on your belly okay well
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the boys are really making good advance
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there Adam Anouk I’ve got the garden
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beds in my guys putting in the saw now
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this all I’ve chosen is an organic
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veggie mix can get it in bags or you get
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it in bulk
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okay now on top of that I’ve added some
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cow manure and they’ve dug that through
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all you’ll need during the years some
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fertilizers remind me to give you that
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later okay
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okay let’s get our veggies let’s go
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shopping yeah right time of the year at
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the beginning of the season okay your
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choice what are you up to well getting
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into the warm months and solid things so
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lettuce lettuce okay yeah that celery
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stories are always really great new
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clubs are what about peas you never put
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those teepees in they’d be perfect oh
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yeah excellent look at that perfect
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okay now could a bit of an idea for an
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arbor passion fruit and a fantastic idea
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for a strawberry pot your lover now grab
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one of those white ones called blondie
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Wow it’s a beauty I rather like it okay
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and if you can grab a couple of hours
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cuz I’ll need to feel them okay
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now you’ve got to go for tomatoes look
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at the variety Wow
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it’s an incredible side well it’s just a
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case of growing some of the old ones
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some of the new ones get some of those
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big fellows there because we’ll need
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those cross-list an old French one and
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Rouge yep
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oh the kids tumbling yellow the original
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tomatoes were yellow really yeah pink
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pearl then you write the name yeah
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and they get a lot less fruit fly and
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insect problem so they’re easier to grow
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now you into pesto love it okay well you
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gotta have basil the other great thing
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about basil it discourages white fly
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from attacking your tomato okay all
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these herbs great fresh flavors you
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can’t beat them fresh lemon thyme
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perfect curry plant right Oh a couple of
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mint yep and so parsley we’ve built
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these couple of garden beds either side
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of the sand pit and I thought because
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they’re low down be perfect for the
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girls okay so we get some marigolds with
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a color yeah and those pansies be great
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to him next time run out of room could
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you carry this done awesome house
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shoppings almost done I need to pick up
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a couple of arches for the passion fruit
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and these bamboo Stakes will make
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perfect tomato towers well you’ve got
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all the flavors you can imagine on these
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trolleys yeah definitely the kids are
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gonna love it too absolutely their goods
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the same patina
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oh yeah it looks fantastic yeah we’ve
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got these big wide powers here which is
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great because it leaves us enough room
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to get a long bench seat along here yep
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so in the same sleepers as the planter
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boxes cut up a few legs we’re gonna set
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him in place
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and they see the slope is on top
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we’ll be relaxing in no time
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I’ve heard Razak sensational time
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sitting around or done a favour that was
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well done boys
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yeah thank you testing we’re ready to
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plump at night other this path you’re
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gonna finish it until the gardens looked
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after the park the landscaping looks out
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of the park you know a good landscaper
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that’s if he’s at the street yeah get
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emoticon delivery for Jason Hawkins is
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he around
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yes might just put this world on the top
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here man hi bra high five keep on
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truckin top never stop the rolling
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long fucking
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with so many bitches I’ll oh I’ve got
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some materials a day ago they used to be
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an ugly concrete slab now they’re gonna
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be a beautiful egg floor for this gun
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which looks fantastic now what you doing
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all I needs a couple of barrows and a
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couple of bikes to help me rack up I see
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you go to a champ
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all by myself
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don’t wanna move back
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luckily it’s not a huge area a couple of
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barrows and we should be done that’s
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important to remember that this is AG
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and not road bass so AG everything’s
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roughly the same size but when it
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doesn’t have the sand grit in it it
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doesn’t compact so I’m always crunched
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underneath your foot and don’t worry
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about we’d bet if you put it down thick
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enough and I’m putting it down about a
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hundred milk
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the only weeds are gonna grow the ones
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that fall from the sky when birds fly
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over your property or they blow it we
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met just doesn’t work for the compost
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bins I’m using some old hardwood pallets
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I’m just gonna cut them down a size so
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they fit me a space and cuz we’re using
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the old hardwood pallets I thought I’ll
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stick with the tradition and use a good
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old handsaw and then it’s a bit of mesh
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to hold the compost in Graham tells me
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the mesh is also great because it allows
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air flow through the bins to accelerate
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the composting process so the
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construction is super simple but really
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effective
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particularly built to last
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rails at the front will create a barrier
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to keep the compost in place but still
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allow easy access when you need let’s
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give it a go right the test
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no enough production sorry
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and sharing is caring I’m sure Haji
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won’t miss some of his recycled
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aggregate which will keep you our new
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compost bins weed free
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my work is done cleaning you so well as
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let us that’d be great they’ll last
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right through the season right Oh kids
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if we’re done
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see you mate awesome I can’t see it
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honest me half done now
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half day after Hodgins they call me I’m
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still in your Reich wake up work that’s
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right yes the veggies won’t plant
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themselves if we get some string on
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these little bamboo stakes you’ll be
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able to grow peas and beans here for
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years now the type of string I’ve got is
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a little bit bigger and it means that
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the beans and the little tendrils can
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climb onto it much more easily right
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okay done now
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at this time of the year it’s still
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plenty of time to get those pea
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seedlings cluttered because they’ve
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already shot okay now we can plant them
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I think best on the inside yet of the
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post then you’ll see that they just sit
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on those lower strings already now we’ve
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got this beautiful archway remember at
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the nursery we bought these passion
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fruit now these are non grafted which
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means they’re not going to sucker look
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at that it’s already holding on me yeah
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they’re amazing that’s young
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now this is really the fun bit yeah
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there’s a bit of a trick with planting
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tomatoes because they actually develop
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roots up and down the stem so you can
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actually plant them a little bit deeper
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and you end up with stronger plants okay
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beautiful this is a little yellow tomato
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it’s a tumbling tomato or spillover so
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we’ll plant it right on the edge then
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the kids can just have us the fruit
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themselves kids will love it no they’d
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be great yeah yeah you can buy a
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strawberry pot but even better still you
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can actually make one now the
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strawberries just go in at the front in
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this case the strawberry must suggest at
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the original soil level they rot off
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really quickly just on the edge here
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yeah I’m planning some sweet Alice not
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only they have a wonderful honey perfume
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yeah but they look pretty they do look
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beautiful
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don’t see all these little flowers here
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yep fruit for Christmas
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are beautiful on the pavlova okay
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perfect timing this garden is going to
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be a gardener and a chef’s dream
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we’ve got artichokes kale blueberries
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corn and even curry plants you won’t
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believe how it’s going to look by the
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time we’re finished I might have even
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learned something to be a gardening
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working with graham the final mystery is
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why do we need three composting oh great
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job lads dryer fantastic I love these
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bins I do I really love them they good
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are they if it tell me we’ve made three
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of them while we lay nikka wondering
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water making sweet ah okay
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I’m setting you up for a lifetime of
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compost making and what happens is that
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when you get one bit suddenly goes in
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there oh Jesus for so then you start on
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this one then you fill up the second bin
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then the third bin by that stage this
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one here started to compress down so you
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move that one into here then that one
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into here and after about six or seven
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months you’ve got free soil coming out
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of here let’s get this stuff in there
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now it all goes in Oh dairy let’s tuck
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it in the other trick is it’s just like
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a lasagna layer upon layer upon layer
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and it’s the combination of different
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textures and materials in those layers
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that will make you well balanced compost
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okay fantastic now I’ve got one more
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garden bed to finish then it’s all
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finished see ya
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our final job is a very special one it’s
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time for Charlotte and Jade to plant out
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their very own garden beds okay now what
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we’ve got to do is with this little
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beautiful I wish I had one of these you
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just dig a little hole pop it in the
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hole can you do that
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that was such a good job you could come
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and work for me if you like can you pop
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that plant in that little hole oh you’re
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so cool okay
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do you like lettuce it’s beautiful with
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tomato and absolutely do you okay well
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I’ll help you put this one in the ground
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for you we’ll turn it upside down nice
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and careful give it a little shy
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whoa that everywhere it did you know I
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started diving when I was about four so
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younger than you yeah you’re full same
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age you and I with the same age I’ve
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been gardening for the last 10 years
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it’s not good welcome to you veggie
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garden got a pansy haha what a big door
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you go the custard is amazing
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there are different does it look with
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the plea to come to life doesn’t
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got flowers you got veg stores you got
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herbs plants will bring the bees in the
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lavender tomatoes we got a bit of
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everything yeah it’s a market guy and as
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well of course you’ve got the compost
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bins they’re really big know how it
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works there’s a beauty yes any favorite
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I think I’m gonna love the passion fruit
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vine once it comes over fruit hang down
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kids can pick them off and yeah I’m open
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a new sitting there having ice cream to
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think yeah some patient would just walk
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out well when they get tied in the
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sandpit damp it’s great construction is
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terrific okay congratulations mate cuz
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it’s good and solid the kids can play
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now they can sit on it it’s not goin
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anywhere
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look Mike you can sit down relax the
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only thing you got to do give it a nice
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little seaweed watering every now and
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again yeah he’s already had a present
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there’s yours little fertilizer haha
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give it a bit of a feed and that’s all
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you need to do but don’t forget to
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harvest okay yeah hey what do we say for
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our beautiful veggie patch thank you
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avocado
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canola cattle thank you sweetheart you
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enjoy it eat all those veggies up and
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just have a lot of fun in your sandpit

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