Springtime planting with the family

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Hey everyone,

It is finally springtime! and hopefully, that means we will have some nicer weather! I love looking at all the blossoms on the tree this time of year, it always looks so beautiful. Spring is such a colourful season and it is my favourite season of all!

It was time for us plant all our seeds and grow our veggies and herbs. We bought all our seeds from Bunnings this year and they were not expensive at all. I love the fact that when its time to harvest it all, you no longer have to buy those particular vegetables from the supermarket for a while, and that is definitely a big money saver there! We didn’t plant carrots this year, they are only $1-$2 to buy. As a family tradition every year we plant all our veggies and herbs together. The children chose what seeds they wanted to plant and all had their own plant pot. My husband and I told them how to place the seeds in their pots and they all done a fantastic job! I find that learning all about gardening is very educational for the children too.  They love watching everything grow! Although it was a muddy affair we all had so much fun!

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This year we have planted;

  • Thyme
  • Mint
  • Snowpeas
  • Capsicum
  • chilli
  • Shallots
  • Spring onions
  • Cucumber
  • Strawberries
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • parsley
  • Dwarf beans

My husband will be heading up the mountain just behind our backyard this weekend to plant a whole heap of corn. I can’t wait for everything to grow it is going to look so amazing. I will definitely take some more pictures as they grow.

 

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Here is a gardening tip for you all;

Buy some cheap soil from Bunnings and mix it with small amounts of fertilizer and use that as a dressing for the garden bed before you plant your seedlings, make sure you do this a couple of weeks before you plant your seeds.

Happy gardening!

Claire  – XX

 

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