I haven’t done any newspaper posts yet this week because the weather has been too garden friendly for me to stay inside and surf the net for interesting things!
Instead of lazing on the couch I have been hanging out with the chooks, messing around in the vegie garden and wishing for more vegie beds in time for winter.
I am not a person who needs sculpted flower beds to greet visitors as they arrive. To me if it is green and leafy it is good, and most people don’t really notice what you have planted anyway. If they notice you have veg they would usually like to take some home though!
I have two garden beds at the front of the house that I often keep vegies in and yesterday I decided that one of them would be a good broccoli bed.
Don’t get excited, I hate broccoli. Actually I don’t really like eating many types of veg at all! However, as a (semi) responsible parent I have to feed the kids veg and that means I have to eat it too… bleh. The Man though, he loves all vegies so I can pretty much plant anything and it will get an appreciative audience.
An advantage of planting vegies out the front is that I can put snail bait around them and not have to worry about the dog eating it which really helps. For some reason we have an abundance of snails in the garden immediately around the house and those ferocious snails love destroying my seedlings.
I suspect they lurk under the house in the cool and dark all day (houses in Australia don’t have basements), breeding frantically and out of sight of the birds. At night they slide out and chomp my plants.
I want to know what kind of agreement they have with the weeds though. Why do they leave them alone and eat the things I have planted!? Curse you snails!!!!