Luckily Brians on hand for some advice, he's the green thumb in this house
But I have decided that I really want to grow some things of our own. Would love to have a massive vegie patch but our water bill is huge enough as it is. Yeah we have rain water but rather keep that for drinking.
So I have started with some good standard basics. Tomatoes. I don't eat them at all, but the rest of the fam does. I thought two plants to start with would be good, one normal tomato and one cherry. Brian picked which ones he wanted and thought were good (he is the green thumb). The cherry tomato actually had two plants in it so that was a bit of a bargain. We plan to use the trellis to grow the plants up on.
I also wanted to start up my herbs again. I forgot I had these cute pots in the shed! We have Parsley, Thyme, Oregano and Basil. We already have a massive rosemary bush in the backyard and I'll add some others as time goes on.
The boys asked quite nicely (a pleasant change) if they could plant some flower seeds. So I chose a dwarf sunflower variety. We have planted 4 seeds, fingers crossed they come up. They are planted in the section behind the herbs there.
While the succulents were being moved I took the opportunity to plant a couple in an old fish bowl for indoors. Hope they go well. Not done that before.
And our after shots including my cheeky monkeys:
The freesias are looking a little flat after their water but they'll pick up soon.
Stay tuned for updates!