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Hope for Vegetables

I’ve been wanting a garden for a while. A few things have influenced this.

1) teaching a Horticulture unit 3 years ago. Seeds germinated and grew in much less than perfect conditions. We managed to grow beans in pots! If we managed to do that, I can grow veges.

2) There are teenagers nowadays who don’t know where veges come from, don’t realise that peas grow in pods. It’s a horrifying idea to me. I want to have a garden so that I can share it with others.

3) I find it a really fun thing to pick fruits and veges and eat them. I find it really fun to share that with little kids too. Especially sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes, things you can eat straight away.

4) I’m inspired by the vege gardens of others. I want a piece of that action!

So, my Mum and cousin Cool came over and cleared out an area. Then Beau and I went shopping and bought a whole bunch of seedlings 🙂 Then he, Ants, Mum and Cool planted them (I was weeding).
– money maker tomatoes
– cherry tomatoes
– yellow tomatoes
– sugar snap peas
– dwarf beans
– beetroot (I want to see if I like them more fresh)
– a zuchinni
– an apple cucumber (it looked so cute!)
– a cape gooseberry (I love their little lanterns, quite like the taste too)
– some herbs, (I forget which ones, plus Mum and Cool added some others, including Vietnamese Mint!)

I have some carrot seeds I haven’t planted yet, but hopefully will soon. In pots I have garlic, strawberry plants and a couple of orangeberries too.

I’m hopeful that I get something to harvest in a few months. I worry about the cold snap that we’re currently experiencing. However, if some do die, there are a few more things I would like to plant, aubergines and scallopinis. If they don’t die… imagine the ridiculous amount of tomatoes. Omnomnom

Point of Fashion: Visiting work
Current Obsession: Vegetables

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Karen | September 24 2009 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Last year we had more tomatoes than we could eat… this year they were a bit feebl… but you know… you were here 🙂
    I need to dig over and do some planting too… but it is winter here today!

  2. Sass | September 24 2009 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Did you put them round the side or is there a space out the back now?

  3. catriona | September 24 2009 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    plus if you have your own veges, you know that once your wee one is eating solids that you are giving them 100% all natural goodness

  4. Debbie | September 25 2009 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I remember growing cherry tomatoes hydroponically for sixth bio – they were delicious and had less than ideal conditions. Hardy little plants.

    Not sure what money maker tomatoes are but your vege garden sounds fantastic.

  5. Giffy | September 25 2009 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Karen: Did it snow?? Good luck with the digging over and planting. I feel super spoilt to have people do that for me 🙂 Also, regarding tomatoes etc, you must have got a few from Idiot?

    Sass: Round the side 🙂 That is actually a massive amount of vege garden! The back has got a new clothesline now. You should come check it out.

    Cat: Yeah… It’ll be starting solids in winter, so probably not getting much produce then. I’m also mixed on my feelings with organics, I hope to manage an organic garden, mostly because I can’t be bothered buying insecticides etc. Many marigolds have been planted as a border to the garden to help protect from beasties, so that should help.

    Debbie: I forgot that I have capsicums too. Money makers are just a breed of regular tomatoes. I think we planted like 18 tomato seedlings… if they do all take off… well, I guess I’ll learn about bottling.

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