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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

5 comments:

Charmaine said...

That's a new form of nesting...at 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!
horhorhor

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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