Jolly plantings

We had a bumper crop of volunteers for our third anniversary dig day (yes our lovely garden is three years old!). It was a joy and a pleasure to give the newbies a tour of the beds and share the history, but then it was time to get planting.

First up were about 50 leeks needing a new home. They were raised from seed in a make-shift nursery against my apartment block’s sunny rear wall and having got to about 7 inches tall were itching to stretch their roots and upsize their accommodation.

A leek planting demo my the marvelous Margie

A leek planting demo by the marvelous Margie

We like to train them up young...

We like to train them up young…

Sophia and Felicity give the leeks a lovely long drink

Sophia and Felicity give the leeks a lovely long drink

Then it was time to inspect the emerging broccoli (and find space for more leeks). There is just a tiny head poking through at present, but it’s super exciting to watch it grow.

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Oh ho, how does the broccoli grow!

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More leeks…

The kids were keen to do the watering!

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The pink watering can is a favourite of all

Then it was mulch time. It’s so good to keep a layer of mulch over the soil to stop unnecessary water evaporation.

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Mulch me up

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Sarah also sprinkled over some blood and bone

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Mulch, mulch, mulch, mulch

And finally it was time for a lovely cuppa. Thanks for your help everyone!

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OooOOoo a lovely cuppa after a hard morning’s yakka

 

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About Penny Jones

Penny Jones is a Sydney-based freelance writer and photographer specialising in inspirational writing for leisure and 'plain English' writing for business. She has a particular interest in adventure, conservation, the power of the community and self development as well as a healthy passion for highlighting the extraordinary efforts of ordinary people.
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