We thought we would be too late getting organised this year to get any vege garden in, as moving into the new house there's no garden beds, nothing, except a heap of dead kikuyu and lots of sand.
Pulled out all stops the last couple of weeks, and we put in three beds from some sleepers we picked up from the quokka, and a long bed under some existing trellis, and will also make another long bed along the fence. Ripped out the bamboo from a sort of a garden bed along a fence. Have reticked it all too.
Planted some seeds out into punnets a few weeks back, and now I have:
Climbing beans just planted out, I know now where John Wyndham got the idea for 'Day of the Triffids'
30 corn plants in three rows
with 2 rockmelons under them
an empty bed waiting for 8-10 roma tomato seedlings to go in
another empty bed waiting for the lettuce seedlings, beetroot, and kai laan,
four lebanese cucumbers
four different heirloom tomatoes
thai long red chilli and prik kii nuu chilli (the mega-hot 'mouse dropping' chilli)
bucket loads of herbs, having planted out most of my potted ones and put in some more as well
and hopefully somewhere to plant leeks, and the watermelon seedlings, and garlic, and ... whatever else I can fit in!
So very pleased to have a garden, its been YEARS without. I love sitting out there every morning with my cuppa.
Also this week have been eating my own bodyweight in apricots. They are so cheap from the roadside stalls, and they taste like I remember apricots used to taste when I was a kid, haven't had a decent apricot in years! Maybe its because the ones on the roadside stalls are picked ripe that same day - not picked green for transport and storage for the supermarkets. at about $3 a kilo, I made jam too
Hope it sets up all right.