The Garden – Part 1

The garden has been a work-in-progress ever since I moved in 3.5 years ago. It started off as a lawn with some vintage shrubs and hodge-podge of trees (weeds, as I found out) that have been left to grow on its own for way too long.

Before

There was a general clean-up done after moving in, but things were still pretty bare back then.

After

But in the last two years, we have built a vege patch and reaped a decent harvest. We were eating lots of kale and chives throughout the first season. In our second season we planted silverbeet, celery, tomatoes and soft herbs. Here they are in the spring.

Vege Patch

And here they are in late summer.

Vege Patch

The tomatoes had mostly died by then because of the excessive rains, but we harvested lots and lots of silverbeet, celery, and plenty of soft herbs too, reducing a little off our grocery bill. Now all our chilli plants are fruiting, although my husband is more excited about that than I am. He really loves hot food.

We still have a long way to go with regards to vege gardening, and gardening in general, but the garden is definitely looking better than ever.

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