We live on a 5 acre block and i have about half an acre allocated as my main vegetable garden. Hubby and i eat loads of veggies so hopefully we will be able to be relatively self sufficient in regards to vegetables.
Currently the soil is very heavy clay and has obviously never been worked before. I think its pretty much nutrient free so i have been very busy with trying to improve it as organically as possible. My main source of organic matter is from my 2 worm farms.
EDIT January 2008
It has become painfully aware to us that the compacted clay soil needs too much enrichment for our budget. We have been spending the time making raised beds (1 so far) with bricks that were left over from when our house was built. Freecycle have been ableto provide enough bricks for a third bed. I will be filling the beds with worm farm compost and top soil from in and around my gum trees. I am hopeful that next year the crop will be bigger and better.
Located in Ballarat, Australia, lashylashla's Vegetable garden is an outdoor organic garden that currently contains 20 plants.