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Veggie patch update & a word of caution on growing vegetables

Oh my. If I have to eat another piece of spinach and feta quiche... Well let's just say I'd rather not. Lesson in veggie gardening learnt. If you want to grow spinach, plant nine seedlings only. NOT 18.

I'm taking out 9 of them this weekend and planting carrots with the peas (bed bottom right on the photo).

The bed bottom left's big lettuce plants are also coming out. Two beds of lettuce? *Shrug. That's how we learn I guess.

PS look at how handsomely my veggie patch is growing. Photos taken in August. Now that we've had our first proper rain I'm guessing this garden is going to "explode".

Are YOU growing anything? I'd love to know.

 

 

 

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There's a butcher in my garden

A butcher bird that is. I'm told that they place their uneaten prey on thorns (much like a skewer) and return to it at a later time. Seeing as there's no suitable thorns around, the one in my garden has decided to use the tip of a fig tree branch. Quite fascinating.

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Pruned

This weekend the roses got a hard prune. They were cut almost right back. I'm guessing they haven't had much love the last few years; they were growing so wildly. I'll admit, it was frightening, but after the first bush was pruned and when I started to feel like I knew what I was doing, it went much easier.

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A watering can collection

The start of a veggie patch in May had me find my grubby paws on a galvanised steel watering can. A month later I realise it (watering can at the bottom) was probably intended for decoration and not daily use. So, I happened upon a vintage watering that looks like its been through quite a bit. But the best part about this one (second from the bottom), was that it didn't leak and it didn't look like it would break soon. Well, if it does, I'll find a way to try mend it. Beginning July my MIL gifted me with miniature watering cans and hubs bought me another 'because you collect watering cans'. Funny how they all ended up here. I think they can call this spot home.

Do you have a collection? How have you displayed yours?

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