Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Starting the vegie garden

Yesterday I bit the bullet and bought some vegetable seedlings - the birth of our vegetable garden. This is despite the fact that we don't have a proper vegetable garden plot (a la Peter Cundall) and I haven't researched everything to the nth degree. Instead I decided on only two types of vegetables (peas and spring onions) and searched around the back yard for suitable planting containers. Containers and two vegies are not what I would previously had described as a vegie garden, but I'm finally realising that you can't begin at the end. The start has to come somewhere and it doesn't have to be perfect - otherwise I would never have started (which is why we haven't had a vegie garden before). I also decided to try some thyme seeds on the window sill. Despite our water restrictions I should be able to keep our little garden watered from the “waiting for the water to get hot” bucket.

The kids helped plant out the seedlings and are very excited about the whole process. I have to say that I'm excited to. I feel like this is the start of really simplifying the way we live and that we are truly getting off the consumerism bandwagon. I know that we've already made a start, but there's something about a vegie garden that seems like the real thing.


Anonymous said...

You're so right - you have to start somewhere and it's a good idea to keep it simple to start with and build from there. Good luck with it!

I've tagged you for a meme over my blog, if you'd like to do it. :)

Journeyer said...

Thanks Guera. I'm loving looking out the kitchen window and my little seedlings. Hopefully they'll be big soon.

I'll pop over to your site and check out the meme - thanks!!