Hi, I have recently moved to Melbourne and I am renting. I am after advice about how to be able to grow the most I can in a small space. So here is a brief description of my place so far. The house block is really small- I think it is around 500m2. The house is north facing with a small front yard and a larger backyard. Concrete runs down the east side of the house which gets some morning sun before it goes into shade. Bricks run down the west side of the house and that gets sun from about mid morning onwards. There is a long thin bed at the front of the property with some planting space available and there are thin beds that run around the three sides of the backyard- the follow the fence line. Unlike a lot of rental properties, the landlords have put some effort in and have planted some trees and plants in the beds. So I am working around existing plants. Before I left my last place I dug up seedlings, herbs, strawberries, blueberries and some citrus that are now in pots. I have planted the seedlings out and I am about to start a herb garden in the existing beds. So I am after advice about how to create more planting space. My thoughts so far is create/build some planting boxes and put them on top of the brick area on the west side of the house. I would love advice about what to use. I am wanting it to be a permaculture garden so I would like to be able to use some sort of recycled material and not go out and buy pots etc. I am also after advice about what to use to plant into. I am about to get a compost bin and worm farm from our council so it will be a while before I have enough compost to plant into. Any advice about what I could use in the short term? Thanks, Kathryn.