Thursday, March 07, 2013

Project 15 #28 Projects...a small vegie patch

Tim and I were very excited about moving into a bigger place...a house with a garden. We talked a lot about planting vegies so that we could eat them! I really wanted to plant Basil because I really enjoy making pesto and I don't know about you, but when you buy Basil from the supermarket you usually don't need to use it all and then it shrivels before you get to use the rest.
So the day after our bad news we went to the local nursery and bought sweet potato, corn. broccoli, carrots, of course the basil and a peach tree. We prepared one of the empty garden beds in our back yard and got to planting. We were a bit nervous they would die because it was pretty hot the first few days after we planted them. But when we got back from Adelaide from our appointments one of the lovely ladies from church had been watering them. The Basil in the pot is going great guns. I'm looking forward to picking some and making some delicious pesto. It's a pretty humble vegie patch but it is fun going out every few days to see how much they have grown...and to see if any caterpillars have been eating the leaves...
Do you have a vegie patch at home? What do you like to grown?


  1. I wish I did. I kind of do but the kids keep digging it up to make mud pies. That and I'm really hopeless at remembering to water anything. Lavender works for me because it doesn't take any looking after at all. the problem being you can't eat it!!

    1. :) you can make lavender soaps, or fragrance bags though! Still helpful!

    2. I once made a lavender and honey cake. Was delicious.

    3. oh my Lavender and honey cake...I think I may have to try that!

  2. Your veg patch looks amazing! Very jealous as you know our garden is only pots. But still, from our pots we've managed to grow strawberries, blueberries, french beans, runner beans, zucchinis, tomatoes, chilis and I planted capsicums but they never produced any food.
    Herbs we have rosemary, thyme, mint, chives, oregano and sage. Not bad considering the size of my garden!

    I've been working on a new gardening product at work... I think you'll be seeing one in the post when they get produced. :)

  3. gorgeous! And super jealous... mmmmm basil!!

    Love Sezza xx


Thankyou so much for stopping by and saying hello! It really means so much that you have read and said hello! I love that you comment and I try to get back to all comments by replying under yours, so please check back for a reply