Sunday, April 22, 2007

they keep growing

I'm meant to pot these into little pots now, aren't I?!!

I'm sorely tempted to put them straight in the garden, but I just know they'll get eaten.
This gardening lark would be quite good without the work

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


our neighbours decided they wanted a fence between our properties.....not a big fence, just some screens so their kids feel a bit private in their bedrooms (fair enough!) the lads went out to put the posts in the ground at the weekend....and we discovered.......a very good portion of our vege garden is on their section....right now it doesn't matter coz it's the back of their place, a little bit they do nothing with......but one day they want to plant nice trees there (to shade my veges - sad face) we are going to have to move it all......this afternoon I wanted to just throw it all in and not even bother....but then I went out to the patch this evening to pick some carrots and celery and thyme and chillies and tomatoes to go in tomorrow's split pea and ham soup, and I saw the potatoes doing their thing, and noticed there are still a few ears of corn and a couple more pumpkins, and I spied a red cabbage I'd forgotten about....and I came back planning how to rearrange the garden to fit the space that's going to be doesn't seem such a problem after all!

Thursday, April 5, 2007


Popped into the organic shop to buy a punnet of rainbow silverbeet and lettuces. Just can't wait for my little seedlings to become big enough seedlings to plant out! As the summer produce slows, I want to fill in the gaps....NOW!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Rotten Tomatoes

All That Rain over the past few days split my tomatoes. Really split them. Made them fall off the vines. Knowing I shouldn't leave them on the ground to rot and attract bugs-n-things, I sent them to the compost. There must have been at least a kilo and a half *sob* I did consider turning them into chutney, but most of them had little white somethings crawling in them (I really should have done this job two days ago!).
We still enjoyed a handful of good tomatoes and an apple cucumber for dinner. And the corn is ready to pick, and the potatoes are going mad. YAY.