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52 Shades of My Veggie Patch: Week 42


Winter 2013

It sure is winter. Suddenly.

I hear lemon trees don’t like frost. Hmmmm. We have a problem.

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52 Shades of My Veggie Patch: Week 38


Autumn 2013

8520317-macro-of-red-and-black-currant-bunches-and-leaves-isolated-on-whiteI’ve not been into my veggie patch in two weeks. I admit, the sudden turn in the weather has kept me mostly indoors with a wooly hat down over my ears!
I have been thinking about my garden, though.
Like what kind of wood I should make the beds out of. And how am I going to move the red/black currant bushes. Where am I going to move the red/black currant bushes to?
I figure that they need a lot of sun.
I honestly won’t be so sad if they don’t survive the transplant. My raspberries, on the other hand, would almost make me weep if they didn’t survive.
On that, my mother has a different variety of raspberries that were fruiting only a month ago! I need to get some cuttings from her so that I can have an extended supply of raspberries.
Gosh I love raspberries.


52 Shades of My Veggie Patch: Week 35


Autumn 2013

I haven’t actually been out in my vegie patch this week. I’ve been rotten sick and hating every second of it.

It did however give me some time to look for inspirational garden design pictures for when we re-do the vege garden. It sort of solidified my thoughts on needing a bigger space, but I’m not going to move the patch to a completely different spot. Instead I need to work on finding a new solution for the clothes line. At the moment I have a Hill’s Hoist which takes up a lot of space that could otherwise be garden. I need to look into getting one of those retractable lines and attaching it to the shed….some how.

Here are some picture I found. I like the idea of garden beds with tall posts on the corners to accommodate netting and trellis. My tomatoes were an absolute mess of netting and wobbly stick this year. I want something stable and reliable (said every girl ever).

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