Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

22 August 2009

Garden Update # 7

Here are the herbs when they were first put in their pots in the middle of June.

And here they are now. (L-R Coriander, Sage & Thyme, Parsley, Mint and Basil)

The basil is a bit poorly but I think it is just too chilly and wet around's not at all mediterranean at the moment! I have decided to work towards getting another big pot down the track to plant the thyme out by itself. The herbs however are happy and it has been fun to use them in our cooking.

Now here is the big news for the garden this week!

I have sectioned off the end of "the patch" for our produce section. And the four strawberries are in. The boys planted two each.

We have been given some seed potatoes which would do well in the remainder of this section. I quite like the idea of putting them in because they don't have to be buried too deeply but as they grow they will help to penetrate the clay 15cm below. My dilemma is that the boys really want to grow corn - and corn is spectacular to observe as it grows. So the question is, how long is the potato season and will it run into the corn season? That is, if we put potatoes in now, will we miss out on the window for corn?

And here is the confession...

If you look on the other side of the produce section, the weeds are still there! Maybe next week...

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