Monday, October 3, 2011
I'm finding my companion planting guide so helpful. It was a breeze on Saturday to draw up the following garden plan, using the guide to make sure I grouped plants together in the best possible way.
I don't know if the above plan makes sense to anyone but me. Here are a couple of things that might make it easier to understand - the plants I've bolded are already in the garden, everything else is in the process of going in. Also, the plan is not to scale. Not even remotely.
A couple of weeks back I put in a big Kings Seeds order where I went for unusual twists on my standard vegetable choices - things like purple cauliflower and rainbow coloured silverbeet. Harvest-time is going to be delightful this year!
Then on Saturday I went to the garden centre by myself, since Paul was looking after a sick Lily and a (supposed-to-be) sleeping Sophie. I managed to lift 4 x 50L bags of Tui vegetable mix and 2 x 40L bags of plain compost into the car myself.
I am woman, hear me roar!
I haven't bought vegetable mix before, but it was on special and looked good with its mixture of compost, dolomite lime, sheep pellets and blood 'n' bone.
While I was there I also bought two passionfruit vines, one raspberry cane, one large trailing rosemary, one feijoa tree and a bag of seed potatoes. Sometimes I think I'm crazy investing all this time and money into a rental property, but hopefully we'll be here for a while and, even if we're not, at least future tenants (plus the birds and the bees) will be better off for my efforts.
Now, some of you keen-eyed folk with good memories may have spotted the new gardens in the bottom left hand corner of the plan. Here's another look:
This space is a work in progress, but I'll be able to tell you more about it soon.
How are your gardens looking?