I have been wanting to give a little update for about a week now. To be honest there is never enough hours in the day or days in the week. But then today as I was wiring up the garden I was thinking how important it is for me to share as much as I can with you. I want you to have the opportunity to see the garden changing and growing. I want you to see the little seeds grow and become the food that I share with you. I hope that by sharing this with you it might give more connection. Connection with the garden, the food and with the grower. Me.
The corner of our lounge room is currently the home to lots of little seeds and seedlings. I have cabbage, spinach, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, peas, pak choy and a few different types of flowers growing. I love to wake up and wander out to the lounge room each morning and see these delicate little babies slowly coming to life.
In the garden plots I have planted some beetroot, silver beet, spinach, pak choy, rocket, peas, kale, cucumber, and brussel sprouts. The rest of the garden beds are waiting for the little seedlings to grow and harden. I have also created my first little market garden for additional space and a place to grow long rows of beans, broadbeans, broccoli and brussel sprouts. I am pretty excited and proud of my little market garden.
Ben and I have been making some changes to the gardens as well as preparing the garden beds and planting what we can. We decided to remove the grass from around the garden beds to reduce the mowing, slugs and hopefully make it easier to see snakes! We laid weed mats around the garden beds and then spread a thick layer of crushed stone around each bed. We also strained a piece of wire around the base of the garden beds and have now attached the bottom of the netting to the wire using wooden laundry pegs. This will keep the nets off the ground and will make things look a bit tidier.
With Autumn only days away, I am really looking forward to the change of season and getting the new little seedlings into the garden. I look forward to producing lots of delicious food to share with my family, friends and you. I look forward to connecting.