the garden is in …

It’s spring in Melbourne. Glorious Spring.

The first warm afternoon we got busy outside and I dug over the garden. The compost bin in the corner of the backyard has been filling up with lawn clippings and vege scraps for two years and when I pulled it to pieces we had some amazing, beautiful organic goodness to dig into the garden bed. It took me two days to dig it and some cow and chicken manure into our 6 metre strip of garden, and Billy was a great help.

A great help until I started planting the cos lettuce and silverbeet (chard) seedlings and running rows of seeds. Despite him pulling the lettuce out twice, they’ve survived and two weeks after our planting everything is thriving.

We have cos lettuce, silverbeet (chard), carrots, celery, basil, spinach, two tomatoe plants and a row of sunflowers. More to go in this weekend.


About Louise

Melbourne based journalist/interactive producer who loves to cook .. and eat.
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