Saturday, August 14, 2010

In the garden…

Things have finally settled down on the farm a bit(for now anyway) and I’m back to just feeding calves and the odd milking.

We’ve had a few gorgeous spring days this past week, so I have been pottering about outside. 



This garden was overrun with weeds and potatoes, it’s the garden everyone walks past to get to the front door, so I have replanted it with flowers!

flower garden

And I knew those old railway sleepers I’ve been holding onto would come in handy one day. I have used them as an edge for my herb garden which is just beneath my kitchen windows.


I have planted Rosemary, Parsley, Mint, Sage, three different types of Thyme and because the vege garden isn’t ready the garlic is along the back. And just in case you’re wondering that stuff around the parsley is egg shells. To keep the slugs and snails away, apparently it deters them because they don’t like crawling over the sharp edges and who can blame them but it must be most frustrating to see food and not be able to get at it.


Our soon to be, new parking/turning around area, using some old power poles we found on the farm as edging.


The vege garden is still in the preparation stage, that will be next weeks job. 

DS1 and I are going to build some compost bins, I have had him doing some research on composting this week and plan to use all our resources, chicken poop, grass clippings, pony poop, scraps etc… Have you ever tried seaweed? We thought we’d give it a go! This is what I call hands on science.


I don’t intend to turn this into a gardening blog, but I will be posting updates of my garden here as a journal for myself.

Enjoy your weekend!


Jeanette said...

Hi Michelle, nice to see what you've been up to in the garden. Haven't tried seaweed straight from the sea but i do know it's good for plants. I buy a liquid seaweed fertiliser. Look forward to hearing/seeing more about your gardening. Hugs, Jeanette

Bev C said...

Hello Michelle,

Good luck with the veggie garden,I am sure it will be a great success. With Spring peaping its head you will have a great supply of fresh herbs and veggies in no time.
Happy days.

Anonymous said...

You've been busy and don't worry about showing us your garden "too much" as I love looking at other peoples gardens and following seasons from all over the world.