Sunday, May 04, 2008

Sunday pictorial: the making of food

It all begins here. This is the view from our 2nd toilet. In real estate speak this is a 2 bathroom, 2 laundry, 2 bedroom terrace house. While I’ve never had to rely on the outdoor amenity it comes in handy some mornings. I don’t mind a quiet sit out here, to gaze at the grape vine, lemon tree and tarragon while contemplating the universe.

Over the long weekend we finally cleaned out the junk that had accumulated in the outdoor bathroom - garden chairs, a wood burning bbq, cardboard boxes, an unused table. Things crammed into spaces without thought. Now the garden is up and running I thought it made sense to create some order so we can store the tools, pots, potting mix and move the worm farm out of the direct sun and into the shade of the shower stall.

We bung some nails in the wall to hang up the tools of the trade.

The seedlings we planted after the heat of the Indian summer had ended are starting to look like food.

Well, some of the bugs think so already.

This might be tabouleh when it grows up.

So how does your garden grow?

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Blogger grocer said...

Beautiful pictures.
We are also doing the "grow some veg at home" but on our inner city balcony.

Just wanted to say thanks for the plug on Elegant Sufficiency!

11:51 am  
Blogger GS said...

Anything that gets people eating more fruit and more veg has to be a good thing in my book :)

2:56 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

Mine grows slowly. But the radishes are going very, very well. I think I'll just eat the leaves in a salad...and my tarragon has gone mad.

Your lettuces are looking very good.

5:18 pm  
Blogger GS said...

I must admit that photography is selective. That is the good lettuce, I wish they all looked as healthy. And of course the pics don't show the unfinished bits of the backyard.

Anyone know someone in Melbourne who's good at rendering and is reasonably priced?

5:50 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mustard greens are in, but have yet to make an appearance.

7:48 pm  
Blogger George Biron said...

Very dry here, many seedlings about to go in, mainly brasicas.
Artichokes being divided, garlic about to be planted. Broad beans in, rhubarb being moved, praying for deep rain.
Love the blog.

7:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That lettuce is gorgeous.

I need to post my gardening photos, as well---keep meaning to.

1:38 am  

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