Tuesday, June 16, 2009

It's a slow start to my Alternative Suburbia!

I've had this blog sitting here for months now and haven't done much with it. Yesterday I said we would go out and get that garden tidy this afternoon. Of course, it is pouring rain today. And it is supposed to continue for the rest of the week.

This is the longest I have lived in one spot without a vegetable garden! I mean I've pulled a few pumpkins and a bit of silverbeet, but they've just grown with no input from me (my favourite type of garden!) I also noticed some potatoes popping up out there. Oh, and that weedy looking tomato plant down the back has a bit of fruit on it too ... I guess it's not all bad then.

OK, so to inspire myself to get into it, here is a list of things to do when the rain stops:

1) Turn the compost (from my uber-cool compost bin made from the council green bin ... hey, I didn't call it alternative suburbia for nothin'!)

2) Pull the grass up and plant something in that little garden down the back.

3) Build a chook pen. Ok, well at least pick a site for it and draw a rough design.

4) Dig a hole at the other end of the new pool garden ready to put something in (not sure what yet ... )

5) Extend garden near patio. And dig a hole ready for a soft green mossy tree fern (I love tree ferns!)

Now if only the weather would warm up I'd drag my sorry arse outside and do it!


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