Friday, December 4, 2009

Our Humble Veggie patch

There's nothing like going out into the backyard and harvesting some fresh vegies for that night's dinner :)... A little while ago, I put in a new veggie patch at our new rental place even though the landlord wanted to come and tell us where to to put it!.... Well, I went ahead and put one in anyway. The yard here is really quite small and an old garden bed was the only logical spot to put it - anyway, he'll be coming to do some repairs next week... I'll find out how he feels about it and you never know, he might be so impressed with the veggie patch I might get my letter box so my mail doesn't get wet (LOL). There was a letter box here once... it has now rotted away and it just a hole in the brick wall of the fence outside the house. My mail mostly falls out and gets wet in the rain.

Little Lou has been doing such a keen job watering the vegie patch (and the fence, the rocks, the sand pit, his brother and even the next door neighbour... oops). We have just been enjoying the butter lettuce and rainbow chard. Soon we'll have tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies, capsicums and herbs. I hope the bower birds and snails don't eat it all before we get to it :)

Look MUMMA, a snail!


karisma said...

Those snails are greedy little critters! I hope they don't eat everything. They ate all my coriander and a lot of my basil this year. I soon lost my sympathy for the sweet little things and started throwing them to the chooks! LOL!

Your garden is looking lovely! Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox

lucidRose said...

beautifulness! how very inspiring. I really want to do an herb garden and a small veggie patch- the idea of you said...walking out to the garden to gather ingredient for dinner is such an alluring, appetizing and natural wonder! But alas i have no dirt of my own.
....some day...its a dream!
Beautiful photos...really touching.
i hope you get to enjoy some of the eats before the critters get to em.

best wishes
-Chelsea Rose

Umatji said...

looks wonderful - veggies make the world go around obviously!

Leanne said...

Ooh lovely. Sounds like you have a yummy mix of goodies growing there. Oh I don't think I'd mind too much if I had bower birds visiting my garden! But then again if they consumed my harvests...hmmm
Nice work!

Mette aka mettuska said...

Oh, I so wait for the summer so I can also do some gardening and veggies :)

Lynne said...


See you at the Guild Christmas party on 19th December?

Cloudia said...

such a yummy crop!

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