Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Free plants in my garden

Further to my recent post about feeling unsettled I have begun to make changes. Since I now realise and accept I will be in this house for another 6 – 12 months I decided to do a bit of gardening. I had this kumara (sweet potato) which had sprouted

So I cut it into pieces where there were sprouts and planted them along the back fence. I had recently weeded and it has been rather wet here, so I figured as good a time as any.

I planted them a couple of days ago and already they have shot up.

They are on one side of a palm tree and on the other I discovered a lone tomato plant the other week. I had throw some food scraps in that area a few months ago. Our soil is clay, so I wanted to make compost and make the soil better. I certainly did not expect anything to grow.

I am leaving the plant to fend for itself because every time I have tried to grow tomatoes I have killed them, so to have one grow up out of the clay and even have a flower on it is AMAZING to me!!! (I'll try and get a pic later)

We have had a lot of rain here, so I decided to plant some herb seeds in pots and hope for the best. They grew really well last time so I am hopeful.

I am also really happy because the rain has brought my aloe vera back to life, see...

I love aloe vera for sun burn, insect bites and a variety of other things. It is very healing, but I just can't seem to grow it really well. I got these from a friend a few years ago and can't seem to do much with them. I am hoping they grow more like my mums. Hers are awesome and busting out of the pot.

I have made a few other changes which seem to have improved things here. I am also getting the plumbing done this Friday so my kitchen is one step closer to finished.

Oh, and we are planning a trip to Tasmania in a few months and I have a weekend by myself planned in April for a friends wedding. Pretty exciting.

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