So I've started a veggie garden....
Truth be told - I think that the gardening gene is strong deep down inside. My dad is a huge gardener and had always had a garden on our yard for as long as I can remember.
So, as for previous experience....
I was a proud member of the Omemee Garden Club and remember going to the final shows (at the Omemee Curling Club, I think) in hopes that my (and by that, I'm sure most of the time, I mean the crops that my dad best managed!) best veggies would earn me some sort of prize money. I remember the loonie and twonee haul as if it was just yesterday....I'm sure that it lasted a day or so before I made my way "uptown" to the arcade to take on Bubble Bobble or Altered Beast or some other video game (which was all the rage at the time!)
Anyways, back to my Aussie veggie garden...
So, I'm quite happy to give it a go and the system that John (one of our exchange peeps) has left me just begs to be used. A fully netted-in garden with 4 long beds that have just been cleared and weeded out - I don't blame you, John, I wouldn't know if us Canadians could manage your garden either!
So I pulled the weed mats off of half of the garden and spent a couple days churning the soil and adding some fertilizer (rooster booster!) to get ready for the grow.
The starting point (1/2 the garden)
Soil is ready for the seeds!
This is what we have planted so far
So....Day 4 after planting the seeds....this is what we find!
A great way to spend time with the boys outside and keep active. Plus, a cheaper way to get some of our veggies here:)
I'll keep you posted as things progress - having a great time working the land though!