Tuesday, September 16, 2008

gratitude 5 (oops missed a day)


Today I'm grateful for our vegetable garden. I get immense pleasure from foraging in the garden for edible things for dinner. This shot shows off our spring onions, lettuce and carrots. It also showcases 'Pierre' our wonderful french scarecrow - well, we think he looks French. He's still in his winter gear - but with the weather warming up it won't be long till he dons his summer outfit - stay tuned. We also have some potatoes and various herbs growing. In the middle of it all is a tee-pee of sweet peas.

David is a mad keen gardener. He took it up when gave up golf. He has a wonderful compost heap made from recycled pallettes and he was given a worm farm which he has established and he's been putting worm juice on our indoor plants and they are looking fantastic. It's amazing stuff really.

So, I'm off now, to pick something fresh for dinner - hmmm what can I find???

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7 comments:

emma said...

hey, great garden. Mine's looking a little weedy at the moment, must get out there now that the sun is shining. xx

Bird Bath said...

Your garden looks amazing...how rewarding it must be to wander out there and pick something for your dinner.
I must get motivated to do something in our patch. I gave up gardening anything edible a few years back when our chooks were eating everything. But they haven't been part of the landscape for a couple of years now.

Kris said...

Your garden is beautiful! That whole foraging for food thing is amazing. A vegie garden is just a wish at the moment. Must take the time to make it a reality!

Me said...

oooh fantastic...I love peeking at other people's vege patches and yours looks great...somewhere to really lose yourself. Well I guess you would never be quite alone with the wonderful Pierre there for company. He's just great!
btw in answer to your question, my ginger beer is not at all alcoholic...

Jenny said...

Lovely lush looking vege garden-very healthy indeed-love Pierre!

karenjane said...

your vegie patch is looking great! i bet its looking beter and better by the day now that spring is here:) i realy like your scarecrow, perhaps il make one (not even for practicallity, just because he looks so cool!)i liked your post about the library, im rediscovering it my self at the moment, a great place when i can wander beyond the kids section

Rest is not idleness said...

Hey, your garden is looking great, mine is looking a little bare at the moment, lots of silverbeet and garlic, and some potatoes popping up. I have some seedlings just coming up but will have to wait a little longer before I can plant them out. Hoping we get a little less heat this summer
take care
Pip