When I made the future veggie garden bed from the timber of my youngest son's old bed, Sue later took me to purchase and load up the potting mix and the chook poo in the back of our Citroen hatchback Xantia.
Well since last week, it seems that certain veggies love digging their roots into chook poo - and some don't!!!
The beans are not quite sure that they like their new environment.
The coriander loves chook poo.
The rocket, coriander, capsicum and especially the basil were delirious in the chook poo where the beans and zucchini were a little more precious. The tomatoes were not quite sure with some being a little bit miserable and others rejoicing.
Some of the tomatoes seem a little sad while others are enjoying their new home. Time will tell.
It seems now that all the veggies are becoming accustomed to their new home. Sue has been watering most nights so they must feel nurtured.
Cycling is my mantra, however a sense of guilt draws me to the garden (sometimes)......
This weekend for me was very self indulgent with lots of cycling so feeling a little guilty, I suggested to Sue it was time to get her lettuce wheelbarrow started.
Did I hear you say, lettuce wheelbarrow? What is a lettuce wheelbarrow????
Well Sue's brother and sister in-law gave Sue this quaint little blue wheelbarrow already filled with a range of assorted lettuce a few years back.
I've used the barrow for wood, rubbish and carting things around the backyard. Not really fitting for a heart-felt Christmas present from family members is it?Since two harvests of lettuce, it was time to restore the barrow to its original use.
Today, we went to Bunnings for potting mix so Sue could plant her lettuce. I'm hearing you say, what is Bunnings?
Well its the biggest hardware and gardening emporium in OZ. People make a day out visiting Bunnings. You meet friends at Bunnings that you may not have seen for years, and you might even have friends that work there. Such is Bunnings.I have friends that work at Bunnings that range from retired people to young adults that are friends of my son. Bunnings is a social meeting place, particularly outside the front entrance where various community organisations are selling sausages & onions with mustard or sauce on bread. And this is all for raising funds for worthy organisations.
Anyware after our sausage we chucked the potting mix in the boot of the Citroen, along with all the other things you buy on impulse at Bunnings and drove home to our next garden project.
Our Moggie, Rosita inspects our wheelbarrow of lettuce and decides it could become her next kitty litter - Oh no!
I filled the little blue wheelbarrow with potting mix while Sue later planted her new lettuce. With some spring sunshine and regular watering, I can see a lot of salads coming our way this summer.
I wonder what next weekend's project will be????????????????