The Mountford Garden
Andrew and Krista Mountford fell in love with their glorious garden property when they moved to Warragul three years ago. The third of an acre garden came with three beautiful established trees, a fernery, many native plants, fruit trees, and a productive veggie garden. The Mountfords have added more fruit trees, play areas for their boys and a large chicken coop. They plant seasonally and spend many hours pottering in the garden and feeling lucky to live in such a peaceful place.
In our food garden
Favourites among our constant crop of fresh veg are tomatoes, snap peas, kale, and silverbeet. Our boys also love picking oranges from our laden trees. We all enjoy seeing our seedlings turn into plants that we turn into delicious, healthy meals.
Standout sustainable practices
Composting is such a vital food gardening practice. Make it with a good mix of green and brown material, and your garden will thank you for it. Make your garden sustainable by only growing what you'll cook and eat. That way, neither your produce nor your effort is ever wasted.
Top tip for novice gardeners
Don't waste time growing things that you won't eat! Think about the veggies and fruit you love, especially those costly to buy, then start growing your own. Eating and enjoying your favourite homegrown produce makes the most of the time and energy you put into your food garden.
Look out for
The many magical, hidden play spaces enjoyed by children of all ages!
For sale on the day
Silverbeet, it's colourful, versatile, and easy-going.