We're putting vegie beds in the front yard. UnAustralian, or perhaps only New Australian? Anyway, I felt slight twinges of guilt upon thinking about what whoever it was that sweated blood to get the front lawn going in the 50s would think, but the guilt subsided soon enough. This is not a street where people can be bothered doing much in the way of decorative front gardens. Vegetables look good, anyway, I think.
Here's the frame of the bed Dorian put together on the weekend. It is twelve square metres. I am thinking I want to put another one and really go mental.
These are seedlings coming up in my little greenhouse: five varieties of tomatoes, multi-coloured capsicums, sunflowers (for the chooks) kale, silverbeet, lettuce, cumin and coriander (for seed) spring onions, basil, lavender and white striped eggplants, salvia and petunias for the bees.
We'll sow the rest direct into the ground - corn, rocket, beans, peas, pumpkin, spinach, radishes, carrots, beetroot, zucchini, summer squash. The potatoes and garlic are already growing.
Then the backyard will once again be the sole domain of these indigent females:
You can really tell they are related.