Saturday, November 28, 2009

Plotting for a food garden, week 9

Summer is on the way & things are warming up so while I was at Bunnings I picked up some stakes & bamboo sticks, blind & curtain (pity I had to buy them but I couldn't find anything being thrown out!).

This morning I hammered the stakes in & then draped the net curtain (Op shop buy $3) over the stakes, this is just enough shade to keep the hot midday sun at bay. The bamboo I will use to hold the tomatoes up.

Yesterday a couple of friends took me on a 'garden tour'. Below is a view of one - just look at that lettuce!

Her 'plot' is like a mini allotment.

Now I just need a handy person who will hang the bead curtain in front of the back door (to keep sun & flies off) & also to hang the bamboo blind over the kitchen window & I should be all set to cope with the heat. Not that it's been hot YET in fact the weather is perfect & they forecast rain for Tuesday (best day for planting according to the moon!). Might sow seeds with a $1 'Easy Seeder' (bargain of the day!).


Stephanie V said...

I'm trying hard to imagine(remember) heat. And dry.

Your plot is really starting to look good.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow Angie, you have been one busy little lady out there in the garden *smiles*. Looking good!!