Tuesday, September 12, 2006

first planting

i have been busy today. apart from swimming 1700metres and writing 800 thesis words (i have about 40 000 now, only another 40 000 to go..sigh...) i have also been playing in the new vegie patch. we werent going to stay in this house for another summer it being rather hot with no air con but with the drama and expense of looking for somewhere else to rent in this town, we decided to stay put. which means we decided to put some energy into the garden, which we didnt really use last summer. a fantastic raised bed already exists, so on the weekend i badgered trent into putting a fence around it so i could put fertiliser on and get the soil ready. i had some very good advice from my very own personal peter cundall, my friend deb who has the greenest finger ive ever seen. i even checked the soil ph, it was neutral, so apart from blood and bone it got a heap of really old compost dug into it. should be good i reckon, it was still lovely and soft today.

someone found a way to eat the blood and bone from under the fence, so today i raked it back from the edges, put some seasol on and planted some herbs:



possum here is guarding the seasol, when i went into the garage she lay down and stared at the cupboard with the blood and bone in it, curling her lip if jem approached. jesus.

anyway now i have laundry to do. never stops.

k :)

4 comments:

Taphophile said...

Congrats on your new garden. Always great to enjoy home grown greens and herbs. I'm putting some tomatoes etc. in soon.

kylie said...

hmmm yes im planning lots of toms, including cherry and romas this time. i have only grown them by the coast before so am not sure what to expect or when to plant, i think its still too cold at night? also aiming for lettuce, capsicums, chillis and cucumbers cos i love the vines!

Margie said...

i want to do tomatoes this year too! i don't think it's time yet though..

Taphophile said...

Yep, still too cold for tomatoes. But soon....