Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Work in Progress Wednesday

2 weeks of neglect, 6 1/2 inches of rain and hot summer days.
We came home to a JUNGLE.




The Mr and I spent 3 days whipping it, and the lawn, back into shape.


In addition to uncovering the plants that were there, we planted more lettuce, squash, spring onions, carrot and parsnip. We filled our green waste bin twice over with weeds. The chooks got the spinnach and lettuce which had gone to seed and I added cow poo and some organic matter to our sandy soil. Last season we mulched with 5 bales of straw but our poor soil still needs a lot more work so I tossed out some stinky plant food pellets too.

Given one of my resolutions is to spend more time in, and better use my garden, I feel like I am off to a good start. I just need to keep it up!

7 comments:

  1. OH WOW!! That was a very productive day! :)

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  2. Nice work Becky. That's a huge difference. It must be satisfying to sit back now and look at it. Plus, now it will only take a fraction of the work to maintain it. Anytime you want to come and start on mine just let me know :-)

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  3. Great job - what a difference that made! enjoy the fruits of your labour!

    Nic xxx

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  4. Wowee!!!! That sure was some major work you guys did in that garden... Isn't it amazing what some good rainfall and lovely sunny weather can do???

    Take Care
    Jodie :)

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  5. Looks great - it is nice to get the rain when you are away - always a releif really that he veges had ot curled up and died a horrible end hile away. The rain has been nice.

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