Sunday, May 10, 2009
Busy as a one armed wallpaper hanger and loving it.
Hi all, I managed to spend a few hours on my Community plot on Friday and Saturday and here are the photos to prove it.
And no I didn't take photos of somebody else's plot and take the credit. It's all my own hard labor.
You might be able to make out four pegs I hammered into the ground, well that for now, is my plot.
Same thing just a side angle.
Clicking on the photos will give you a larger photo to view.
Here is a novelty for me, it's called a garden hose and a water tap. Its been between 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10 years (I can't remember for sure), but I know it's more than 5 and seems like forever since Toowoombarites have been allowed any external use of water, ie:- hosing, watering gardens, washing cars etc, etc, due to low dam levels.
So thanks to an Australian Government grant these guys collect the rain water that falls on the roof of an adjacent medical center, which means they have water in abundance and I can get my fix of watering a garden with a hose. Woo whoo.
This is the water storage tank. I don't know how much it holds, but it looks mighty impressive.
Here is what I managed to turn over on Friday and when I went down again on Saturday I added some Dolimite and Sulphate of potash and planted two rows of 'Greenfeast' Peas.
PEA 'Greenfeast' syn. Lincoin, is a heavy bearing bush shelling pea to 1mtr, hardy & disease resistant.
Here is my Saturday effort. About 2/3 turned over now.
There is a huge pile of horse manure there so I'll be adding that on Monday I hope and planting a green manure of Broad Beans in the reas of the garden bed.
Just a side angle.
How's that? I'm lovin the water and the extra planting this space will allow me.
I'm as happy as a pig in mud atm.
Cheers and happy veggie gardening,