Today was a good one. After months of planning and dreaming, this afternoon I finally planted some veggies in our first raised garden beds! Katie and I put the beds together about a month ago but the last few weeks have slipped by so quickly, until today I just haven’t had a chance to do anything more with them. This morning we made a trip to the garden centre and came home with lots of seedlings. I couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
I started off by adding some organic compost to the soil. It had been sitting bare for a month so was in need of a nutrient top up. I would love to have used our own compost but unfortunately it wasn’t quite ready, so I settled for store bought stuff. Then the planting begun! I put in tomatoes, capsicums, beans, peas, basil, coriander, dill, zucchini, cucumber, rockmelon, watermelon and rainbow chard. Once the plants were all in the ground Katie and I mulched them with some lovely lucerne hay and gave them a nice long drink.
I’d love to grow more vegetables including kale, artichokes and some more unusual things, but we’ve got limited space right now and it’s probably best I don’t take on too much too soon anyway. Next year we plan to put in at least two more beds so we’ll have room for double what we’ve planted this year. But I think this is plenty for now. I just can’t wait to watch these little seedlings grow up into edible treasures!