We have been having a gardening frenzy yet again, with projects pending and projects looming. I thought I would show you how our keyhole garden was doing. Here it is right now:
The last time we showed you our keyhole garden it was producing this:
And the salads it was producing were incredible, from one tiny patch of garden!!! (Well everything except the feta cheese!).
We were excited and our Celebrity Chef was thrilled to be finding ingredients in the garden… so much so that he ate his hat!!!
So we started over. Began again from scratch. The idea was to get another crop load out of the garden this summer. So three weeks ago we were back to the basics, with an enlarged keyhole garden – almost double the size.
And our garden was ready for planting… so another trip to our absolute favorite vegetable nursery: Harts Nursery… and a gathering of seedlings. I just love that you can buy just the one or two seedlings that you need and not a punnet of eight spinach plants or anything… If you don’t live on a farm and only have a teeny tiny garden then this is brilliant!!!
Potential Pizza garden on the one side: with basil and tomatoes and parsley and we had to put the celery somewhere!!!
On the other side we planted our salad: Lettuces, peppers and such like.
And despite our complete gardening ignorance, with a bit of watering each morning and consistently tossing our vegetable peelings and so on down the net… we keep the plate on top because it deters unwelcome critters and keeps those little fruit flies in…
And this garden grows:
And three weeks from planting:
We are harvesting!!!
The chef is in and content!!!
I love it, from the table to the garden to the table to the garden… definitely works for me!!!
And our three potential projects:
- Some of us are so inspired that we have a mountain of packets of seeds to plant and try… what on earth will we do with the potentially abundant crop – I have no idea!!! And any of you who want to tell Hood #6 that sweet peas are not a vegetable are most welcome… Go ahead, spoil the magic!!!
- And we always seem to have more kitchen compost than our keyhole garden can cope with so we are planning to try out a compost bin…. I already have the black box. Drill it, fill it, stir it and wait!!!
- And if I ever get over my squeamishness we will make a worm farm, there are really good directions in Justin Bonello’s Cooked in Africa. I need to figure out three containers that fit into each other and a lid for the top one. And I need to figure out which hood is brave enough for any maintenance – because I know I am not!!
That’s us!!! Happy Gardening…
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