Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It would be great to eat some food from the garden.

Maybe this year the rats, snails, slugs and slaters might let us eat some of our vegies. Oh and the tomato borer grubs and caterpillars. Maybe we'll get to eat some tomatoes from heirloom seed or ripe red capsicums.

That would be unreal. It's kind of an expensive hobby to buy or grow good seedlings and then have them disappeared overnight by filthy Rattus or Helix.

Nets will be a new addition to fruiting tomatoes and capsicums, to prevent borers. I have found a few old mosquito nets and net curtains to cover any stone fruit in pots that feel like fruiting. Maybe, if we're very lucky some fruits of our labour will actually make it to the kitchen.

Sowing seeds and cleairng spots for future plantings is a satisfying task as is creating some visual screens from various neighbours and making little trellis areas for beans.

Resting now to make a fire from many untidy sticks we have knocking around taking up room that could be used for, well, something, surely. I'm trying to get as much done as i can before the temperatures start to rise again, including clearing any flammable material thats lying about. Hence, the fire.. hooray.

1 comment:

Liz said...

Did you know that slugs smell funny? My pooch squash one then jumped on the bed the other day. Which can only mean, time to change the sheets.