this morning a trip to Katoomba to the co-op to buy some vegetables, teas & yoghurt.
[while I was paying for my co-op purchases, I noticed this pumpkin next to the counter.. apparently the grower 'writes' messages on her pumpkins when they are small, using a sterile pin and as the pumpkin grows, the words scab over.. very clever, don't you think? this message says :'don't treat our soils like dirt']
coffee at Fresh and then to the nursery to buy some seedling for autumn planting ~ I bought leeks, celery, spring onions, italian and curly leaf parsley and some lettuce. Pea and swede seed as well
a lovely time spent in the garden this afternoon..
I dug over the soil to plant the pea and swede seeds. constantly checking depth measurements with dutch husband ~ he is quite good at converting millimetres back to inches. [I still work in the old system of inches and feet.. centimetres I cannot get my head around] ~ [Joe does not garden, he is the chief cup of tea maker.. and when a big hole needs to be dug, he does that..the garden is my passion and he is my sometimes helper.]
once the seeds were planted, I marked where I had planted the seeds with some twigs, adding old jugs and bed knobs as a safety measure for the eyes.. I learned my lesson earlier this year.
[while I gardened, the bees buzzed busily in the vietnamese mint. I have no idea why I planted this as I have never used it at all, but the bees love it so that is all that matters really.. the more bees the better for the garden.]
a few hours spent planting the seeds & seedlings ~ and then Marion arrived with some beetroot seedlings, so they went in too.
it all looks a little bare at the moment.. but in a few weeks, the seeds will be up and the seedlings will have taken off [I hang quartz crystals in my vegetable garden and I talk to the nature divas, so my vegies do tend to thrive] & like I said yesterday, I may not get to harvest these vegetables, but I don't mind. I love to plant vegetables and if someone gets to enjoy the fruits of my labour, then I will be happy.
I hope you all have a fantastic Easter Day.. don't worry about eating any Easter eggs, I have eaten enough for everyone!