October 12, 2009

The vegies are in!

After months of panning and preparing our raised garden bed in the front yard (sorry neighbours), and making endless wishlists about what we might grow, our little vegie plot is finally in! We made the pilgrimage to Bunnings' gardening section on Saturday morning and ooh-ed and aah-ed over the seedlings until we'd narrowed it down to stuff we both eat (sadly that means no broad beans or asparagus for me), and then spent the afternoon planting, with some expert help.

We now have little rows of:
  • roly poly carrots
  • leeks
  • silverbeet
  • assorted lettuces
  • red onions
  • green beans
  • honeypod peas
  • assorted capsicums
plus, a yellow zucchini (in a pot - I've heard the zukes overtake entire beds if they're given half a chance) and a pot full of sebago potatoes, as well as some new herbs.

Now all we have to do is wait patiently for 4-6 weeks until they're big enough to pick, and hope that the slugs don't beat us to it .

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