The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple. ~Doris Janzen Longacre

The best way to bring a sustainable change in the world around me is by bringing the change in myself

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Pics from the veggie patch

Going to be a good crop! I bought a punnet with 6 eggplants seedlings and planted them in a group, drove a few supports into the ground to prevent them from falling over. There heaps of purple flowers still opening. and 9 little fruits growing so far.

These purple king beans are going real well too, they planted in one of the 1/2 45 gallon drums. I planted another drum today.

I think this is suppose to be a butternut, only it's spreading a little?
Rosella growing in a tub with strawberries, it grows into a smallish bush then get beautiful flowers, they die off and then those red fruits below appear. Used to make jams and cordial.

I will just save the seeds this year cause our Miss Daisy eat most of the plant before I spotted her, there were just stalks left. It is recovering. The new fencing should keep her out of the veggie patch.

Daisy having a rest in the shade, Ginger scratching looking for something to eat.

Up close and personal. The vet re done her horns this week, looking good.
I worked in the patch today, filling up 1/2 45 gallen drums for raised beds with a mix of garden soil and mushroom compost from the landscaping place, adding a little cow manure to it as well. That should be fine for now. Nexttime add sheep compost to it. Planted silverbeet, chinese cabbage, sprouted potatoes, chives in a old cooking pot.
Dinner was a small leg of lamb, roast potatoes, rice and steamed veggies.
Until nexttime


  1. She doesn't look any worse for the wear after her horn incident. Garden is looking good. Joe started a new veggie area this weekend, I'll be putting the progress so far on the blog later, this area will have a glasshouse on it so we can get tomatoes earlier. Ours are only just redding up now! Blimmin' things.

  2. Your garden looks wonderful!!

  3. I am going to grow rosellas in spring to make jam and syrup with, will they survive thru winter? Your eggplants look good and the pumpkin I am not sure it is a butternut :0)

  4. It is so strange to think you live so far away and that life is so different for you and yet here we are thousands of miles away - talking.

  5. If it wasn't for the internet we would never have meet the nicest people, many who become friends despite living many miles away.Here's to all my lovely friends.

  6. Trying to post a comment here but it's not working yet

  7. I'll wait and see if the other attempts went thru yet!!! LOL!! I know the second one did but you can just delete these....sorry!

  8. Hi Rina, I went through your blog today and I must say that I enjoyed it very much. I love your garden and animals and the janpanese garden are a favourite of mine. Well done and keep it up!