|Image from here - not my garden in case you were wondering|
We have been busy little beavers in the garden. We have managed to transform our neglected garden beds into a magnificent vegetable garden. I am so excited!
One weekend we weeded.
The next we topped up the soil, fertilised and mulched.
Then we purchased the seedlings. We have tried to grow vegetables from seeds before and the only thing that worked out were the radishes. We had a million of them - a glut, some would say. The rest of the garden? Nothing.
We bought strawberries, snow peas, broccoli, broccolini, dutch carrots and lettuce. The lovely lady at the local nursery assured me that they would all be a cynch to grow, although she spent a lot of time bantering about a bug that is particularly partial to the broccoli (I didn't catch all of it because Doo Dah and the twins had started pegging the little pebbles across the walkway by that stage and I was concerned that one of the older customers would go head over heels so I was trying to make a quick getaway).
The final steps, the planning and the planting, were completed by the Geege and his helpers this week.
One vegetable patch planted, watered and ready to produce succulent seasonal vegetables. Direct from the backyard to my plate. I LOVE the sound of that.
So we just have the small tasks of trying to keep the seedlings alive, helping them to grow and keeping the possums out of the veggie patch (we all know how friendly they are around these parts) and we might just get to eat some home-grown veggies before winter is over!
If you have any suggestions for helping this black thumb keep her veggies alive, please do not hesitate to write them in the comments below.