In The Garden
Post Holiday Vegie Patch
I was also very relieved that the vegie garden had looked after itself whilst we were away it is always a worry during the heat to leave it to it's own devices, but it seems to have coped. I will need to get busy over the next few days to deal with the over sized zucchinis and the apricots look not far off either and I am very curious about our purple capsicums. Check back to my blog around Melbourne Cup weekend ( November ) to see how much the garden has grown.
Today I also went to an open garden which was a permaculture food forest and boy was I enthused after that. This year I also want to enlarge our food garden and learn a whole lot more about permaculture and preserving foods. Both of my girls love to cook and DD16 especially is into healthy food and enjoys picking straight from the garden and cooking it.
Thanks for dropping by, until next time,
In the Garden Today
Well last year I got a book form the girls called " Grow something to eat everyday" and I am trying this on for size also, except I think I will outgrow my little greenhouse very quickly. Yesterday I sowed seeds of silverbeet, zucchini, yellow pear tomato, kohl rabi ( have never eaten this let alone grown it), beetroot and lettuces many varieties. I also decided that I should also use some of the many flower seed packets I have collected so I sowed sweetpeas and sunflowers. Today I added capsicums, larkspur and pyrethrum.
Melbourne Cup Weekend
Melbourne Cup weekend was also a big weekend in the garden for me as I began the planting of vegies in our rearranged beds the aim is to now keep it going all year around. I feel a steep learning curve coming on but with prices the way they are and ever increasing this is a great way to supplement the menu. I had already started some barrels and pots with lettuce, silverbeet, spinach and herbs and both my girls, who are keen cooks, have been out there scavenging for bits and pieces to cook up. They have also been requesting for additions so that should keep me busy. I must say I love it when I see them heading out the back door with a pan and saying over their shoulders "what's for dinner Mum?"
Here are some photos so far.
As you can see I also grow other things like pussy cats, this is Tuppy or Tuppence when naughty.