Spring has finally arrived in Melbourne..Gorgeous sunny days perfect for a little gardening. Now I DON'T have a green thumb and living in Prahran with literally a concrete backyard doesn't help. But I will persevere. Last year we planted tomatoes, zucchini, basil, mint and other herbs. We got a few tomatoes, one zucchini, which was delicious and loads of herbs.
|vegetable bed from Aldi|
My mum has even trusted me to sow her heirloom tomato seeds. A bit scared of that one!
Evangeline and I have so far sown:
Santorini tomatoes, capsicum, Greek Tsakonikes eggplants, lettuce, spring onion, silverbeet, radish, corn, beans, zucchini, beetroot and a herb planter with dill, parsley and basil and rocket.
So here are the before shots….after shots in January…fingers crossed!!
|Emily and Evangeline setting up bags to sow the corn and beans|
|Finished product…now for the seeds to grow|
|Our little green house which has most of our vegetable seeds.|
|Exciting…some of the seeds are sprouting|
|Time to water the bought beefsteak tomato and globe zucchini seedlings|
|Carefully adding the seed potting mix to wagon wheel plastic tray|
|sunflower seeds just went in!|
|I call this my spanakopita pot…silver beet, dill and spring onions|
|The little bit of greenery in our concrete backyard..So grateful that it is a lemon tree!|
|Before shot…by January this should green and full of vegetables!|
Carol & Evangeline xxxx