Friday, 6 July 2012

Ok, I'm back. What'd I miss? (OR: welcome to my garden!)

I've recently began a new garden, at my new home.  It's a baby garden, just been born.  It all started here, in a plastic wine tub with some holes in it.


In this one tub I planted seeds for chives, coriander, thyme, calendulas, sweet basil and all-year lettuce.  I don't know if the basil will sprout, because the seeds are a bit old, but if they don't, I have another packet of basil seeds that I know are still good.  As you can see, a few little plants have already popped up.

I've worked out this is coriander, because since this picture was taken, the curly leaves have started to appear.
I have no idea what this is.  Honestly, all plant sprouts look the same.
Guess what this is:
It's a pot of dirt, right?  Right!  But guess what's planted in it.  A sunflower!  It gets a few hours of sun each day where it is, which is plenty.  Sunflowers are native to South America where they grow on the sides of mountains; they don't need full sun, it's more important to keep them wet.

I even chucked some stuff in here:
There's more calendulas, some evening primrose and along the front, near the wall, peas.  I'm hoping I'll be able to train the peas down over the front wall rather than up.  We'll see how it goes.  :-)

One last thing.  LOOK WHAT I MADE! :-D




That's right.  It's a compost heap in a flower pot, because I am just that good.

Love to you all,

Cassandra Louise.

10 comments:

  1. A blog post filled with dirty pictures!

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    1. I'm sure you'd expect nothing less from me! ;-)

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  2. Nice one! Looks like a great little garden, hope it grows well for you

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    1. Thanks! New little plants are poking their heads up every day. :-) x

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  3. Wow cool, I need to make a mini compost heap like that :)

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    1. Every little bit helps, I feel. :-) x

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  4. mMmm hope your garden is successful! We don't have green thumbs here..

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    1. Haha! Honestly, when I can keep something alive, it's probably an accident. That's why I plant so many seeds! ;-) x

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  5. Oh well done in getting some coriander there! I could never grow that stuff.
    Loved the first comment you got - "A blog post filled with dirty pictues"...haha!

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    1. I find if things grow from seed, they have a better chance, if they have a bit of a tough start, the outcome is often better. Much like some people. :-) x

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