Tuesday, December 13, 2011

From Our Own Soil

Remember back here I told you about the little 'issue' we were having in the front garden? It turns out that the ol' chili and soap recipe worked a treat. For the past few weeks we have been eating fresh greens and herbs from our own soil. It feels fabulous to take the kitchen scissors out on excursions, letting them experience the fresh air and summer sun before bringing them back in with handfuls of rocket, lettuce and spinach.  In the coming weeks we hope to harvest broccoli, capsicum, tomatoes, pumpkin and beans.

Our dreams of lush green grass and edible delights are rapidly extending to the back yard where we hope to plant fruit trees amongst playing areas for the kids. Watch this space (or fall asleep at my incessant rambling).

I'm pretty sure i have just issued a sincere 'smack down' to this lass. Hope it didn't hurt too much.

Also, i received the most beautiful package from my postie today- I can't wait to share the details with you.


  1. thats you being a fly right Claire? It can NOT be you being bored. NO.

  2. it's bloody amazeballs ballsack! now i have garden-envy to add to my blanket-envy. You two!

    But cereally, I'm SO thrilled for you that your growing things from your own earth. It's unreal. xxx

  3. this post made me giggle lots. but that might be because im getting a wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow and took a codeine pill. the good news is no jaw pain. the other good news is this was hilarious.

    you totally should feel stoked about your beautiful greens without snail holes :-) (i had a failed attempt at a garden this year. me and my flatmate planted some stuff, seeds etc. we harvested a bit from it. and then spring happened and everything grew up and went to seed. I remember going out the back and just thinking holy moly we planted seeds and we end up with these giant stalks!?)

    apologies for my codeine-fuelled comment. but hilarious none the less. xxx

  4. Okay, I'm awake, I'm awake!

    Firstly, laughing at ole Georgi up there.

    Secondly... I don't wanna come down there in January only to find you got snap happy in your neighbours garden!

    no, seriously. I'm impressed. Was it 'first on the table' though? No. No it wasn't.

    ;) xxx

  5. Nice work lady!
    I remember reading your post on the caterpillars. I must have been in some sort of daze at the time 'cause the next day my mum in law told me she was getting caterpillars, so I told her I just read you could get rid of them by sticking a garlic bulb under the plants. Oops!!! Must remedy that.

  6. I cannot wait until the day I have one of those very gardens!! Having lived in an apartment for the past 7 years, I'm gagging for it!! x

  7. You do know you will be the envy of many of us don't you? :) Watching our vegies grow at a snail's pace is boring the pants off of me!


  8. I'm so excited to have just *discovered* your blog! I have serious garden envy - I had high hopes for started one up this year (my first in Australia) but managed to kill off every seedling in weeks. ooops! Can't wait to have a moment to comb the back pages!

    your new follower,

    Catherine @ The Spring (in Brisbane)


  9. I am unspeakably jealous of the lush garden pictures. It looks so warm and alive where you are! Unlike here, where the ground is very, very frozen. Thanks for letting me soak some sunshine in vicariously!

  10. love it!!!


  11. Yum looks good, I have to find some time to get into the veggie garden soon.

  12. looks amazing! so green and healthy! my tomatoes are struggling along and my puppy has taken a fancy to the corn patch... as you can imagine - it did not end well!

    Kel x


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em