but there is an ugly side to my garden. It is the Vegie garden. I will not dignify it by calling it a Kitchen Garden. That is much too grand a title for this weed infested bit of dirt.
I felt I should post some photos so you can all be as horrifed as me and the fact that publically showing it might motivate me more into cleaning it up. See there is method in my madness…lol
This is the compost pile. It isn’t a bin, it is a pile.
And yes it doesn’t look like compost you have ever seen before that because we are mixing the dirt/sludge from when the dam was cleaned out with weeds and sheep manure to create something resembling compost to use for garden beds. The rest of the garden is solid clay, so I figured that a bit more, which is hopefully improved, wouldn’t hurt.
The bit you can see that has the corrigated iron sheet in front of it, has the sheep manure in it. That bin is filled to the brim when we get a trailer load of sheep poo from my brother in law.
The Tomatoe bed with garlic chives at the front of it. Not that they are keeping the harliquin bugs of the tomatoes, nor is the basil doing any good. The trees and wormwood (silver bush) to the left of the photo, back onto the chook pen.
Ok couldn’t leave you with just photos of the yucky bits of my garden. Here is the grapevine – absolutely loaded with grapes which are nearly ripe. You can pick some already, but every now and then you get the taste of one that isn’t quite ripe which is a real taste sensation…lol.
We have also been picking zucchini, watermelon, tomatoes (only one or two a day – not sure I will have enough to even make sauce this year) and corn. The cucumbers (lemon) will be ready by the end of next week and hopefully so will the rockmelon. There are carrots coming up and lettuce and hopefully some wong bok if the chook that kept escaping hasn’t dug up all the seeds.
I will give you time to get over the shock of these photos, then scare you more with some of the orchard. I think I need to borrow Alice’s Richard to get some order into my garden.. Help!!!!!!