Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Good old fashioned dirt

Gee, 2 kids and a fly away husband can really get in the way of blogging. I've been trying to write this post since Sunday. Seriously, I need to have words to them about priorities.
We had some dirt delivered for our new veggie patch on the weekend.

I'm not sure why we're bothering. I'm from the 'dig-it-in-hope-for-the-best' school of gardening and so far possums/birds/the childcare bunny have eaten just about every seed and seedling we've ever put in. We had great success with our tomatoes and zucchinis but our existing veggie patch is looking quite sad.

What you can see there are the stubs of some broccoli plants, a pumpkin vine with no pumpkins, leeks that won't fatten up, and capsicums which get picked and thrown around the backyard before they have a chance to ripen (Rooooory!!!) We've also tried snow peas, onions, garlic, cucumbers, lettuce and baby spinach to name a few.

We'll get there. Because even though it seems like wasted effort (and $$) it's very satisfying to fill tummies with food from the backyard.

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