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!)
at 10:15 a.m.