Saturday, 14 January 2012

My Vegetable Garden

There is SO much stuff happening in my vege garden right now. Vines are growing everywhere! Monster zucchini plants, cucumbers rolling about, tomatoes, eggplants, chillies, capsicum, sage, rosemary, basil, chives, lemon grass, hairy melon, rocket, lettuce, pumpkin and maize. It's haphazard, it's chaotic, it's gone crazy after a few rainy spells.

When my dad came for a visit a couple of months ago, he built 5 vegetable plots from planks of wood. Impatiently, I threw all my vegetable seedlings into the 2 plots (while he was still building the other 3!), chucked in some more seeds for good measure, heaped in lots and lots of manure, compost and all the good stuff. Now I need to commando crawl through the vines, to go looking for a spiky cucumber, or a glossy zucchini. I go into some sort of a sun salutation pose to pick chillies and tomatoes.

We've eaten lots of zucchini, made lots of chilli jam, picked and eaten lots of cucumbers, given some away and we still have heaps left in the garden. The corn is yet to bear fruits, as is the eggplant and pumpkin. There are lots of tomatoes ripening on the vine. The zucchinis just grow into monstrous proportions after a rainy day or two. It's mad!

There is a great deal of satisfaction to see a trug of beautifully fresh vegetables, grown organically at home. It's chemical and pesticide free! It is grown with love. The end result is rewarding and it just adds to the sense of well being, knowing that we are a part of the cycle of life and the production of food.

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Mishell Leong said...

Wow wow...your veges look beautiful! I am so're right, there's something so satisfying about growing your own. I wish and hope I'll have my own veg garden one day. Keep posting pics of your veggies!

Grace said...

Thank you Mishell :)I do have to catch up with you soon... where you are, what you're doing etc! Will keep posting as long as they're still alive! Hahah... looks like they're here to stay...


Wandernut said...

I'll be in Melbourne sometime in June! Sister in law giving birth! I hope I get to visit you soon! Must tell me how your dad did this for you. I'm gonna do this in my mom in law's garden in Adelaide! :D Will be moving there soon :D

Grace said...

Heyy nuttyy... Oh yeah! We HAVE to catch up then. Do you have a place to stay? You're most welcome at ours. I think you are gonna grow a farm when you come and live here :)

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