Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Growing an Organic Vegetable Garden (Part 4 - Planting the Seeds)

Late last week we had a couple of days of sunshine, so we took the opportunity to finish off the vegetable garden.

Luckily we had some "helpers". One in human form:

The other in our resident chicken, who we've named "Shaz-Licken":

We have no idea where he came from, but he's been hanging around our front door at random intervals over the last week and a bit.

Once we had topped up our garden beds with compost mix, we planted our seedlings, using the *not so secret* formula below:

1. Make a hole and drop in some clean egg shells
2. Add a couple of spoon fulls of fertiliser
3. Pop in your seedling pot, including the newspaper and the twine
4. Cover the pot with dirt and give a good water.

Unfortunately not all of our seedlings survived, but instead of raising more I just threw a couple of handfuls of various seeds into the two remaining garden beds.

Guess we'll see what happens.


  1. Nawww, she looks like our old chickens <3 Has she left any surprise eggs?

    1. Nope...no such luck :( If she starts leaving eggs, I might let her come live with us ;

    2. You should get some pellets and make a nesting box with some straw...might encourage her :)


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