Lately I have been thinking about my to-be garden. Now at the moment I know NOTHING about gardening... but I'm very eager to learn... everything! Andi is going to put down some pipes in the land soon so we will have running water and will be able to plant!
Andi and I are both very keen on being as self-sufficient as possible when it comes to the garden. Not only is it eco-friendly but I hate knowing that I'm eating pesticides when I eat fruit and veg... plargh! Though I'm not such a dreamer that I think that will become a thing of the past... I know I will still have to buy food but I have always wanted my own little veggie patch... Haven't you?
I took a shot of this garden as I was walking by because seeing the huge veggie patch and compost bins got me thinking about a gardening segment I watched on the tv a while back. And I remembered a couple of fabulous sites it sent me to, welcome Eden Seeds and The Lost Seed , both companies which sell rare and heirloom seed varieties.
They use organic sprays and you can buy non-hybrid seeds from them, yay! I have noticed a phasing out of original vegetables so this is a massive plus! Apparently the fruits and vegetables from here are more nutritious and better tasting.. Obviously I can't be sure of that. It brings up the whole organic vs non-organic debate, where people get rather fiesty about claims that organic is better for you. This is absolutely true though. They may not have more vitamins or whatever inside... but they are free from pesticides which means you're not putting poison in your body. And in my book that is more nutritious!
Anyway getting back on topic, Andi already has a little design in his head about the patches. Railway sleepers and a rounded top so that the bunnies and native hens don't go eating all our yummies! Our friend Chris is interested as well so he might pitch in and make his own little veggie spot in the garden too.
Of course I'm not only thinking veggie patches here, I want an entire variety of gorgeous plants around the place. I suppose most of that will have to be done after all the building is complete, which is a long way off but we want natives for the wildlife to enjoy and we get natives free off the council... hooray! I am also very partial to cottage gardens though... I loove fox gloves, roses and all that goodness... so we'll just have to make everything fit in together.. I hope.
Now please comment and share all your wonderful gardening tips and advice for me! I'm sure you've all got great stories to tell!