Sunday, 14 August 2011

Digging and planting

The practical one has had a week's holiday between jobs and has tried not to waste any time.  At the end of the week, she has grumblingly submitted to a nasty case of laryngitis (which comes with a crop of razor blades in the throat).  However, this is what was achieved:


This contains  asparagus.  We'll have to be patient as they need 18 months to two years to get established.  There are also heartsease seeds under the plum tree waiting for enough sun and rain to germinate.  They're pretty and edible.

They are bed heads.  Putting them in a garden bed made sense.  They'd be left for us in the shed by the previous owner.  This bed will provide rocket, silverbeet, lettuce, peas, butter beans, purple sprouting broccoli, golden beetroot and, hopefully, purple carrots.  The soil is clay, and carrots don't usually do well in it.

And this is what we're left with - a gigantic pile of weeds.  There are only so many we can throw over the fence to the neighbour's chooks.  Hopefully a healthy dose of racehorse poo will help it compost down quickly.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, great job!!! That sure is one hell of a pile of weeds but I think the poop will do the job of breaking it all down just perfectly..

    Jodie :)