Today was very productive! Not only did I build 4 shelves by myself, but I organised the garage, fixed the front garden and saved seeds! My growing gerbera collection contained within this post 😁 Continue reading “Busy Sunday!”
While I was out at the veggie garden this morning doing some day to day maintenance, I was confronted by a bit of a moral dilemma that only a gardener will come across. [Very] mild adult (beetle?) themes within this post but mostly funnies and pictures of plants! Continue reading “Veggie garden update and busy ladybirds”
This is a short one, just to share. When life gets a bit crazy, my flowers at the unit and my veggie garden are good places to think. A place to reflect and to be calm. Weeding the garden can be synonymous with dealing with my problems. Planting seeds/seedlings for the future and then harvesting the fruits of my labour. This afternoon I harvested tomatoes, beetroot and carrots – I forgot how good the smell of fresh carrots can be! I haven’t grown carrots since I was a kid.
One of my carrots looks like a little dude 😁
I got home and watered my Gerbera collection – I’ve been slowly adding colours. I love gerberas, they’re beautiful, colourful, and they’re all coming with me when I move. They’re tough as nails so I know they’ll survive! I’ve also got three coffee trees that I’m growing in pots so I can take them with me. I hope to one day grow and roast my own coffee but I think they’re a while off producing beans 😊
Here’s a job I’ve been meaning to do for a while – harvesting the work castings from the bottom tray of my worm farm. This is a relatively easy method, but it does take a little while to collect all of the available castings. Continue reading “Harvesting worm castings”
I had to give the nasturtiums in the veggie garden a bit of a hair cut the other day and ended up with a handful of flowers with no where to go! I’m new to this edible flower thing so, not quite ready to start adding them to my food.. But! I did see this very cute way of using them – freezing them in ice cubes! Continue reading “Edible flower ice cubes [just a lil’ bit fancy]”
Seed saving is a great way of ensuring you can keep planting a successful variety or heirloom varieties, year after year! Pumpkins have one of the easiest seeds to save. Continue reading “Seed saving [Pumpkin/cucurbits]”
This post is a bit of a funny situation that I’ve had with the veggie garden recently! It involves my beloved veggie garden, some disappearing vegetables and some rouge neighbours.
I thought I’d do a little garden update as well – The garden is more like a flower garden at the moment, but I don’t mind. It’s peaceful with all the flowers. Today, I caught up with a couple of my friends to some vegetable fermentation – I’m pretty excited to try them out! Continue reading “Neighbours in the garden & fermenting with friends”