Friday, 6 September 2013
Kitchen garden planting
Ma has discovered she can catch the bus from the end of our street directly to Bunnings. And Ma let loose in Bunnings means that there has been a planting frenzy in our kitchen garden.
Darren finished the final two garden beds about two weeks ago, just before he succumbed to the virus that swept through our household (except for Ma). All that remains is to do a rebuild of the citrus garden with the boulders unearthed from his driveway expansion (more on that later) and to finish off the walkways of the kitchen garden with pebbles. Ma has this Nepean River gravel in mind.
And so it was time to plant the second large vege bed, the sandstone bed, and myriad pots of assorted shapes and sizes.
^^ That's capsicum in the blue pot and zucchini in the terracotta pot.
^^ And here are the Lebanese cucumbers.
^^ There are a few pots of sweet corn.
^^ These snowpeas are in the sandstone garden bed.
^^ There are also beetroot in the sandstone bed.
^^ In the middle there are French butter beans and French green beans, between the cherry tomatoes and the cos lettuce planted a week or two ago.
^^ Did you know baby iceberg lettuce are called iceblock lettuce? No really!
The baby carrots, cherry tomatoes and cos lettuce were planted a week or two ago and the rest yesterday. Radishes are also germinating on cotton wool and will be ready for planting soon.
Alannah helped to water the garden today and, I gather, did an excellent job of watering the driveway.