Monday, May 22, 2006

Not your average inner city front garden






The benefits of having a vegie garden include:

- Fresh produce steps from your kitchen (17. I counted!)

- Zero food miles travelled (and only 17 steps from garden to plate! Remind me to tell the Galumph that next time I send him out in the rain to grab some lettuce)

- Neighbours stopping by to introduce themselves, just so they can inquire as to why some of the peas are purple whilst others are yellow (No, we haven't been weeing on them! The answer: funky old-school heirloom varieties)

- The excitement that ensures when the latest Diggers catalogue lobs into the mail box (I have been known to almost hyperventilate)

- The ability to grow almost forgotten varities of vegetables. In our wee patch at the moment we have: Rocket, Crimson flowered broad beans, Blue Lake climbing beans, Lazy Housewife beans, Rainbow beetroots, Freckles Bunte lettuce, Rouge d'Hiver lettuce, Dutch purple podded peas, Golden podded peas, Climbing snow peas, Easter Egg radishes, Rainbow Swiss Chard and Bloomsdale spinach. All this in a space measuring 1.5 by 2 metres!

- Grumbles learning the difference between a weed and rocket (the rocket have the caterpillars, gah!)

9 comments:

  1. Noice..if only my balcony had grass..

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  2. Oh mmmyyyyy and my cherry tomatoes didnt last more than a month. Why is it the only thing that grows is chives....and I dont like chives?

    Quite like the idea of Lazy Housewife beans...do they wash, bean, and then cook themselves?

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  3. Oh mmmyyyyy and my cherry tomatoes didnt last more than a month. Why is it the only thing that grows is chives....and I dont like chives?

    Quite like the idea of Lazy Housewife beans...do they wash, bean, and then cook themselves?

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  4. That is fantastic! I am amazed at how much you are growing in such a small space! And thankyou for the link to Diggers, I have finally found some seeds I have been reading about but couldn´t find anywhere to buy...I´d love to see some more of your house.

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  5. A lovely, lovely veggie garden. Great pics too. The veg must all taste fantastic.

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  6. Your veggie garden looks incredible. I am completely in awe of proper gardeners like you.. an overgrown herb garden is the most I seem to be able to manage. ;)

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  7. oooh oooh! i want to be a "digger"! this looks fantastic! congratulations!!

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  8. Oh my I am just so impressed by this. WE have a veg garden too, but we live in a rural loaction with land so it's easy. Full marks to you for such dedecation in the city!!!!!

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  9. I love your little garden! It looks like one of the tiny terrace house gardens in Kensington or Fitzroy.

    And re a previous post, I am a Bendigo Wools fanatic too. They're so cheap and beautiful and I adore the huge balls.

    Thanks also for the real McCoy link!

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