Congrats! ;D I only just got my veggie patch into some sort of order so I'll have to wait a while yet! They all sound delicious - except - what do you do with rainbow chard??!! Annieyokie - spinach is my absolute favourite! (much to the kids dismay! )
The Community Garden is a great project, one you will see popping up in alot of towns and suburbs these days. The Shire gave the land to the organisation and through alot of hard work and donations etc. We finally have the amazing garden. In this link, you can see some pictures, but I will take a few more so you can see what its like now. Its all matured and the orchards are doing well. Its a really great place to go and tend to your garden and meet nice people of all ages and interests. busseltoncommunitygarden.org.au/index.htm Rainbow Chard is just the same as silverbeet but the stems are different colours- pink, yellow, orange etc. It look really pretty in the garden just something different from ordinary silverbeet. I love spinach too
Oh yes! I forgot. I was looking this morning at 2 little bantam chicks that have hatched. They are in a pen with mum and dad and a medium sized bucket of water - none on the ground for them and no crumbles. Ive only had my plot for a couple of months and dont want to upset anybody. The old man comes in every morning and tends to the chooks and bunnies. They have had many batches of chicks and Im sure most survived, but I decided to go down later and donate a proper drinker so the chicks dont drown and leave a coles bag of chick crumbles there for the babies.
Well I went back this arvo (nobody around) and put a brand new drinker in there and took the bucket out. I scattered crumbles around and filled up teh bucket with crumbles and left there for them. It will be interesting to see what happens when go back in the next couple of days
We love our vegie garden and the kids love spinach so much that the other night they were fighting over the last of it, just steamed. They eat everything that comes out of the garden even brussel sprouts. Hubby also will eat them under sufferance, he did admit they taste nicer than the shop ones. I've been having broad beans and artichokes (home grown) with bacon and garlic fried together and topped with parmesan for lunch mmmm lovely.
What a great use of space that looked otherwise neglected! ;D I love the chook 'dome' AND you have a playground too! Brilliant! ;D Do you get a space just for yourself? Good on you for giving the chickies a more suitable drinker - I'm sure no-one will mind! Will have to give rainbow chard a go - I also love silverbeet! Ha ha shea - kids fighting over spinach???!!! Not in my house! Maybe if we grow it ourselves they might change their tune (I can always eat it if they don't )
great to hear people growing their own food, the taste of fresh vege's can't be beaten, i had a 100% home meal last week, potato's and beans from the garden and a fillet of black snapper that i caught that day, good on ya duck diva those chookens will love ya.
I cant believe it kids liking spinach My girls will eat anything but the boys dont like veges much strange hey!
Yes you do get a plot to yourself. I will have to take the camera out and get some snaps. Yum milliped that sounds really nice. I yearn for a nice feed of fresh fish. I look at the shops but to buy enough for a meal for us, it costs a fortune. Its more fun catching it anyhow and summers nearly here. Time to get the rods and tackle decobwebbed
Growing it yourself definately helps with what the kids eat. And I am the same about fish Wendy, the kids love it but too expensive to have too often. Photo's would be good. How were the chooks after you changed things around?
I havent had time to go back and see if what I put in the pen is still there or if the old fella that looks after the chooks put the bucket of water back in. I will go down this arvo and have a look and take some pics.
The domes are great OH Built me one about a month ago, we got the plan for ours out of the book called The Permaculture Home Garden by Linda Woodrow, her measurements are a little bit off (much to my husband' duress as he is a mechanical draftsman and his measurements have to be right down to the millemetre) but once it was up is really great. and we are now onto our 2nd spot with dome and the vegies are growing really well.
Ha ha horses7! That sounds JUST like my OH! ( not a draftsman but a mechanical fitter) he also HAS to have it absolutely PERFECT! I would love to get him to build me one - will warn him about the measurements first! Did it cost much to build?
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