You know how last week i confessed that my interest in gardening was a bit skewed and that i spent alot of time creating my garden, growing veggies, taking photos and then forgetting to harvest? Well I'm a shocker. I've been feeding my worms and keeping the mat moist for months and months and i never thought to turn on the tap. I have looked at them several times and thought, Jeepers, you guys aren't being very productive. All those banana peels and coffee grinds seem to have disappeared. Where are my mounds of castings and why haven't i had to put the second layer on yet? Well that might be because I've killed nee drowned most of them in their own pee. What a way to go. DOH!
|Did they make a game out of my stupidity - By the way this game is so cool. I haven't seen No. 2 but No. 1 has us in hysterics.|
I'm not sure what made the light go on but i grabbed a bucket when i got home Friday and turned on the tap. Now that's a big nappy bucket in that picture and as you can see its still running fairly strong. It stank, which means it must be good, right? I have bottled up some as gifts for a friend and then diluted the rest of the bucket and put it all over the garden, including the compost bin. Lovely aroma out there.
Oh, that's right. When i was buying my umpteenth cup of coffee on Friday, i asked for their coffee grounds and received a huge bag full. This set me thinking about all those great tips and tricks i had learnt from Shoestring Gardening and subsequently posted about only to have forgotten to do them. Shit! The Worms!!!!!
I picked this up in the morning and it sat in the sun in my locked black car all day (not sealed) and oh my, was i on a coffee high all the way home. Its still got that heavenly aroma. Its from a fair trade organic coffee
Its all go out there and i managed to clear out a few of the old plants going to seed. The dill , parsley and mint were wandering too far and i lost interest in the silver beet (no one would eat it) so out it came as well. Someones chooks will be happy. This has cleared a lot of space for more things i do eat which is plenty of lettuce and basil. I could live on homegrown tomatoes with basil, lettuce and feta cheese with a splash of balsamic on baked ciabatta.
Speaking of tomatoes....
|Do you think this little bush could get anymore on it - Its called Cherry Falls and i think it was meant for a hanging basket. |
For those who think i am anal about neatness, here is evidence of my recent slothfulness while i declutter the house.
So at the end of Saturday its been a full day. Ive gardened, decluttered and been invited and partaken of a BBQ lunch for my Bestie's kids (Miss Mirandah is 19 and B Boy Brenden is 17). Tom went to creche with both of them when they were all in nappies. Check this card out that we gave Brenden....
Time for bed, another big day tomorrow. Tom has early start at work and i have visitors in the afternoon. Planning to very quick de-thistle in the morning (no, not my legs or chin but the garden). Goodness, what will she think........
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