switched on gardener
nope, we're not growing the green stuff.
we've just been doing that thing we do - the twice yearly one-hour-gardening-trick.
yep, we've finally found the Elusive Garden Gnome.
THIS TRICK IS *SO* EASY, I SHOULD PATENT IT:
the first half hour: Bulldog drags the knee-high weeds outta the garden and mows them up.
the second half hour: Charlie and I plant little 'erbs and spinach plants.
this year we spent ten bucks on veggie plants (from the local market - yeah, supporting the neighbours) buying JUST THE STUFF WE'RE GONNA EAT:
italian parsley, basil, pizza thyme, spinach and silverbeet. (miraculously, last year's rhubarb and rosemary and parsley and mint are still surviving.)
yep, we have given up on the annual *fifty bucks* outlay. cos LAST YEAR we planted all that AND courgettes AND poh-tay-toes AND watermelon AND tomatoes AND something else which all got
and... for the first time in my life, it felt so good to get my hands in the soil. now we've just gotta remember to water it... and eat it.