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A Little Green Thumb

We’re keen to get a veggie patch going but logistics are holding us back at the moment.  Some lateral thinking is required on where to locate it and the fact that we may be missing for large slabs of the latter part of this year.

Anyway, MP has applied some of this lateral stuff to a temporary patch by utilising various old containers.  You can see some silver beet thriving in old plastic pots while an old laundry sink that I was just about to turf out was hauled into service to nurture some lettuce.  The polystyrene box inherited from MPS does a good job with lettuce too.

Not quite to the standards of The Very Lazy Gardener but we don’t have any excuse not to get some greens into us.


  1. June 22, 2009 at 10:13 am

    I used to have an extensive veggie garden, but everything got ready to harvest all at once, and I can buy local produce very cheaply at the same time, so I don’t have it any more. Just 4 tomato plants and I have put in some lettuce seeds between the tomatoes. Love sun-warmed tomatoes straight from the garden, there’s nothing better!

    Shammy – Not tomato season here anymore.

  2. june in florida
    June 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Good for you two though i think Peggy has it down pat, plant the bloody stuff in the bags.I don’t know where she finds time to do all the things she does, regular dynamo!

    June – It beats me why she has “Lazy” in her her blog name.

  3. June 22, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I only photograph and report on the tidy corner! I may show the REAL behind the blog scenes some day soon!

    Growing things in bags really does help up here in the north. 🙂

    Peggy – So will those REAL blog scenes explain why you use the word “Lazy” in your title?

  4. AZ
    June 23, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Significant other wouldn’t eat a veggie come heck or high water. Well, I’ll take that back he will eat potatoes as long as there is a slab of meat sitting next to it.

    AZ – Begs the question where he gets his fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidents etc. Even young Holly consumes all her veggies and fruit so he could (excuse the pun) take a leaf out of her book.

  5. June 25, 2009 at 1:07 am

    I’m sorta sad that we never got our garden started this year. I really enjoyed all the fresh cucumbers and tomatoes from last years harvest. I do have a blackerry bush on my patio, though. It’s been nice and decided to give us several handfulls of berries, but they are itty bitty. They would probably be bigger if I planted it in the ground, but living in an apartment complex makes that difficult.

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