Sunday, October 16, 2011

The waiting game

I am having a huge amount of fun at the new community garden. Lots of chatting to people, building ramps, scheming about the future, turning compost, all the good stuff. But I can't help feeling there's something missing.


Because we're growing everything from seed it is taking a lot longer to really feel like things are progressing. I guess when you start from scratch all over again you suddenly notice it more than when you already have plants to hang out with in the garden and you're just adding to them. But things are getting going now, so fingers crossed it won't be long until we have a box bursting with vegies!

At least the communal salad box that I tend is starting to put on a show. Rocket and lettuce seedlings are getting going, and radishes are looking promising.

If you ever need a gardener pick-me-up, just grow radishes. They are so quick that you feel like you must be doing something right!


  1. Growing from seed is better though. I have much better success growing from seed. If only I could keep the rats from nibbling on it.

  2. Looks great to me already Jen. But I have to confess any kind of greenery poking through the soil is exciting when you live in a flat and are a complete novice at the gardening thing like me. : )

    ps. Just read and really enjoyed your post on Katies blog.

    x Alisa