Well here is where I left you with my Old Farmhouse garden project – a rather boring stretch of grass. Fast forward a few months and you’ll see how much has happened since my last garden post! In came the digger to excavate out the grass and poor Mount Crosby soil that will not even grow an eschalot! He levelled the ground out, too, ready for Craig to build a retaining wall.
We had about 5-and-a-half cubic meters of soil delivered which I (with a little help from Craig) shovelled into the trailer, drove around to the top garden then barrowed in. It was a big job but very satisfying.
Then it was time to lay the garden path. I used recycled pavers which we sourced cheaply on the internet. I didn’t like the tops of the pavers so I turned them over and found the pavers had developed a gorgeous patina over the time they had lain in their previous home.
Then the mulching began!
I planted tomato, potato and sweet potato plants, as well as some herbs and strawberry plants. The rest went in as seeds. Beans, of course, were the first to rear their pretty little heads. Always joined by my garden helpers Oscar the Jack Russell, Jazzy Cat and Pearl the Whippet!
Well, hello there little tomatoes! The tiny beginnings of my flower patch. The parsnips are finding their way to the sunshine….. …as are the carrots and onions – some thinning is on my to-do-list. My herbs are looking lush and are making their way into the cooking pot.The sweet potato is on the move…… …..and the pumpkins won’t be far behind. I’m just loving this strawberry variety with its pretty pink petals.
Stay tuned for more updates to see how my garden grows!