The winter garden 2013

After the last of all the summer/autumn vegees were finished, I eventually cleared the space for winter vegees.  Of course, all of the dead plants went into the active compost bin, and I emptied out the compost bin that I had left undisturbed for a few months to let all the contents fully break-down.  In the end the bin was about half full of dense humus, about 200 L (50 gallons) in volume, which I primarily spread and dug into the garden patch but some also went into the ground underneath the fruit trees.  The girls helped out with all the planting, which I’m glad they enjoy.  We planted sugar snap peas, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, iceberg and red-tipped lettuce, beetroot and parsely.  We also planted some nasturtium and marigolds (to help the soil and attract bees), and in some pots planted thyme and a few random flowers that the girls like the look of!

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