We moved house a few months ago. From a block in a residential street to five acres. Five acres! We didn’t really want that much land, but we loved the house, the outlook and the location.
Five acres is a lot of land. A lot of trees, a lot of green and a lot of maintenance! We’re not gardeners, but my daughter has been busting to garden almost since she was born (as well as camp and fish – her parents are a huge disappointment to her). So, to bring my daughter’s dream of a veggie garden to life, I’m determined to learn how to turn my brown thumb into a version of green.
So, we started. We started by investigating if we had any veggies already in the garden. We discovered tomato plants, basil, a couple of paw paw trees and two lemon trees. But we also found a lot of weeds. We spent two days pulling weeds then mulching around the existing veggies. It all looks amazing. I have to admit, I’m quite proud of myself.
My daughter is now so keen, she wants to enter the Australia Country Style Harvest Table Garden competition. She has to grow a garden full of vegetables and document it all in a journal. She’s bought a fist full of seed packets and is developing big, big plans. So, wish her luck (and me as I suspect help will be required!).