So I moved the bricks, again....did I mention they are made out of cement....and that they are really heavy.
Underneath, is a huge amount of cardboard, to try to repel the grass...
I covered the cardboard with sand, it's not necessary,
but I have a large pile of sand for a paving job, and decided I could get rid of some in here too.
Then I put my 15 bags of old mushroom compost in....Oh wow, I can go back to the mushroom farm again....Yayyyy.....I love mushrooms.....
You can see now, why I haven't posted over the last few days....it's because I have been extremely busy, lugging soil.....I even had to go get another trailer load of veg mix soil which cost $50 which I don't think is too bad, because it already has mushroom compost, horse manure, and also mulch.....no bark chips at all.
It's a lovely soil, so much so, that when you close your fist full of the soil, it compacts to that shape, but is also easily crumbled again.....I sure hop it lives up to my expectations...I have had this on my mind ever since I got the bricks. The two plants you can see, are just sitting in their pots...nothing is permanent yet....I will sew some seeds in pots....baby them, let the rain fall on the bed, and make it settle more.....Once my plants are established, then they will go in....Oh sure, I may just have to get some 'colour' from Bunnings....but can't help myself.. It's rather exciting having a fresh brand new garden bed....
As I will be working in the kitchen over the next few days...baking and preparing some meals, I couldn't go past the chicken shop again today without buying some chicken carcasses....I got 6 for $1.50....I will simmer this through the night, any meat left on the bones with be easily removed....I also added a smoked pork hock....
Preparing the evenings veges I was able to add the peelings to the stock....I don't peel fresh potatoes, so no spuds peels went in, but the carrot peels and the hard pieces off the cauliflower and broccoli...and all the celery leaves...Yep, they all go in my stock. I love no waste.
Bargains today were:
Broccoli $1.99 per kg
Cauliflower $1.99 per kg
Potatoes $1.98 for a 5kg bag.
Carrots $1.29 kg
Bag of baby spinach $1.00
Being totally exhausted tonight, all I could manage was to start dishcloth #6....Mum wants me to start doing plain and purl...Hah...I still can't make a dishcloth without going to her to fix mistakes...when that happens, maybe I will try a different stitch like purl.
I just want to be able to say...."I finally made a dishcloth with no mistakes."
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend, achieved what they wanted to achieve, and got a hug of someone they love.
TOMORROW'S LIST OF THINGS TO DO
Bake muffins, scones and maybe a bread pudding.
Make a soup from stock
Store cut soaps
Make work sandwiches
Prove bread dough in bread machine...maybe bake rolls in oven.
Prepare evening meal in crock-pot
Prepare yoghurt in mums crock-pot
Phew!! That'll do !
What plants do you think I should grow in this garden bed..?
I have to be able to use it in some way...what flowers are really easy and colourful to grow?
Also, have you found any bargains this week in your shopping? please tell!