Second spring in my vegie patch and another first: a fully formed cabbage.
I haven’t posted much on garden design in my first year of blogging but I am constantly thinking about it and its equally as important to me as having a functional edible garden. A lot of the time I am thinking about which evergreen shrubs and other plants I can use which will form the body and shape the spaces in my garden.
Yesterday we bought four chickens and brought them home. Two ISA Browns:
I’m a few months into establishing my new garden design, and Ive been focussing largely on our back yard, as it is the much larger of our two garden areas, and is fairly bare, while the front garden is small and quite full. As you can see, it’s all a bit of a mess:
When we moved into our home, I hadn’t had much experience gardening and I had a fairly bare backyard. What was planted was largely getting the chop. Having wanted my own garden for a good 15 years or more before I was able to get one, I was overwhelmed by what I wanted to do – and I wanted to do it all instantly. But there is benefit in taking a bit of time to plan your garden I think, even if it is agonizing. I started by observing how my garden’s aspect and the local climate interacted. I watched the sun and the frost and learned about my soil.