Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Break and Enter

Yesterday when I got home I found the chickens had broken into the vege patch

they were having a great time scratching around and eating bugs

Marilyn was doing a splendid job eating the cabbage moth grubs off the broccoli but Bob was eating the broccoli leaves just as fast

And there was another visitor

Friday, 9 March 2012

When the sun came out we went to asess the damage

It was still pretty boggy under foot

The garden looked a bit sad and sorry for its self

Some things had been quite badly pounded by the heavy rain

As soon as the water went down, the weeds came up

Plenty of beautiful things survived

And some plants look like they appreciated the extra water

With a bit of attention we can have it looking good in no time

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Disaster strikes

It rained so heavily all night the back of our yard including our vege garden was flooded

As the water started to recede I could see the garden was soggy but intact and undamagd

We picked our first big crop yesterday and had home grown cucumber on our sandwiches for lunch and the beans and peas for our dinner

There is lots of activity down in the vege garden bugs, grubs, worms, spiders, horse flies, slugs, sand flies, possums and birds.

Its growing well
We have had some trouble with cabbage moth grubs but we seem to be on top of them now. The chickens love the grubs.

The eggplants are doing really well

And so are the tomatos 

The zucchini flowers are beautiful

With just a little bit of love and care the garden is going really well

My Dad and Step Mum Sharon came over in January to help Trace and I dig a vegetable garden in our back yard.

First we had to prepare the area, and dig a 4x4 metre patch

We planted seedlings and seeds

You can see Trace putting in little shade covers to protect the seedlings from the afternoon sun

We planted lettuce, spinach, eggplant, brocolli, carrots, onions, cucumber, tomato, zucchini, beans and peas.

Sharon was in charge of the whole operation.