Saturday, 31 July 2010

Winter Vegetables

When I was at the peak of my pregnancy with Lily, I had a sudden urge to get my vegetable patch ready for winter. What do they say when pregnant mothers have sudden urges like these?

So there I was at Bunnings, this HUGE momma of a belly pushing this great big trolley, with two mischievious boys hanging of it. We picked winter vegetable seedlings of cos lettuce, beetroot, rainbow beet, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and cabbage. And a packet of sweet pea seeds.

I got home, don my gardening gloves and gum boots. Heave HUGE bags of cow's manure and mushroom compost as well as my HUGE belly and started working through the soil. I planted rows of seedlings, mulched and watered them in. I hammered in a trellis for the snow peas to grow upon. ALL by my pregnant self!

One week later, I had Lily.

So now the vege patch, left to grow on their own accord, a little bit haphazard, a little bit "slug-eaten" are soon ready to be harvested*.

*We have since munched on crisp lettuce leaves. Best Blogger Tips


Charmaine said...

That's a new form of least you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour (so to speak now!).

Chuong said...

Nice! I won't show you a photo of *our* vegie patch... The winter seems to have been nicer to the weeds than our vegies...

Jessica said...

Chuong went out for parsley and came back with weed!

Grace said...

Hahhahaahah... I have done that too! And I only realised after I have chopped them. Ahh... chlorophyll, tastes somewhat the same! kakaka...

Charmaine: Yea... I seem to have the strangest nesting "symptoms" for Lily Jade.

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