Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Wet! Wet! Wet!

Well, the Autumn rains might have taken their time to get here but now they've arrived, they don't seem to be stopping.

Everything is WET!!!

REALLY wet! (well, really wet for around here anyway).

We had over 2 inches last week and it's still raining (well, more drizzling now).

Farmboy even got his ute bogged out in the paddock today (*insert giggle here*).

So, not much gardening happening.  Not much seeding happening on the farm either.

But the garden seems to be growing well and the soil should be plenty wet enough!

When it fines up, I'll have to take some progress shots.

The broccoli that I planted with a handful of my own compost is booming away!  Yah for compost!

The stuff growing from seed is taking a bit to get going but I have a few healthy looking pea plants, a few lettuces are starting to look more established and I have some small seedlings up that I think are the purple/red cabbages I put in.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Peas Are Up!

Well, 3 of them are anyway.  Might have to replant a few.

The funny thing is, today I've been sowing a whole paddock of peas.  I was looking at some of the seeds and wondering if I should just revisit the paddock in a few months time and pick my peas from there?  I guess they're kind of the same.  I know DH has eaten them fresh from the paddock in the past.  Will have to ask him about that!

Friday, April 23, 2010


A handful of compostImage via Wikipedia

Who knew that one could get SO excited about a little bit of compost????


I have tried unsuccessfully to make my own compost for YEARS now.

Then, a little while back, I gave up and bought an actual "compost bin".

I thought that worst case scenario, the stuff I put into the bin would have to break down SOMETIME.

Or not.....  :-(

Now I will admit that I'm not the world's best gardener.

I like having the produce.

Not so big on the effort required.

I'm what you'd probably call a "lazy gardener".

So, had I made more effort with my compost, perhaps I would have had more success.

This morning, I opened the chute at the bottom of my compost bin and started pulling out some of the dried matter at the opening, pretty much in disgust.

Guess what was behind it?

COMPOST.  Beautiful, dark, moist, friable compost!!!!

I'm so excited!  Does that make me weird????  LOL.

It's making me get all enthused about gardening again.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Taking A Chance

That's what it feels like whenever I try to plant something in my vegie garden.

Last time I attempted this, nothing survived. :(

It's enough to make you give up.

Which I kind of did for a while.

Now I'm giving it another go.

On Thursday I planted:

Red Cabbage

All in seed form.

Time will tell if anything will grow (or whether it'll all once again get destroyed by bugs :( )

Monday, March 22, 2010

How Well Does This Page Load For You?

I'm just doing a bit of tidying up with my blogs at the moment. As I'm hoping to get the garden up and running again sometime soon, I'm starting with this one. So, my question to you is, does this blog load okay for you or do I need to look at an alternative set up for it? No good having a blog if people can't (or don't) read it due to slow or inaccurate loading of the page.

Thanks for your help,

Lightening :-)

Monday, December 14, 2009

I Gave Up!

No, I haven't given up on gardening. Not completely anyway. But I have given up on my vegie patch for this season. Too much going on for me to fight the bugs that want to chew away on my seeds and seedlings. :(

I'm just not in the right mindset for gardening right now.

Which is funny because I have just aquired a new book called "Organic Gardening". Perhaps I'll have to "theoretically garden" for a bit.

Are you the sort of person that grows vegies every single season or do you tend to go in ebbs and flows as the mood takes you?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Change of Appearance

You may have noticed I have changed my blog theme here. The personalised one I had was lovely but was too hard for me to tweak and I was concerned about the slow loading time.

If you're reading this in a reader, I'd love you to stop by and take a look and let me know what you think.

Does this one load quicker or are people still having trouble?