Friday, 14 October 2016

The Vegepod





the vegepod
Sarah’s apartment does offer some outside space but it is a very small area and she would dearly love to have a garden big enough to accommodate an extensive vegetable plot.  Until that day comes she has to be content with gardening on a small scale.  Last year she bought herself a vegepod, a large self-watering container with a cover that provides protection from possums, small dogs, insects and the hot sun.  This has been a big success although some bugs and slugs still manage to get into the pod and munch away on the tender plants.  My vegan daughter refuses to use any pesticides; slugs get lobbed over the fence into her neighbour’s garden.


tomatoes and beans growing well
Paul is in charge of the pod and the compost bins while she is away.  He is concerned that two unidentified young plants look suspiciously like courgettes (zucchinis). They will grow far too big for the limited space in the pod and may have to be moved. Something is eating the basil leaves. The thyme bush is struggling. It’s almost as worrying as looking after Buddy.

Buddy helping in the garden last year (he'd just had a hair cut)



6 comments:

  1. My daughter in Queensland has all her fruit eaten by parrots. Not an easy country for growing food.

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    1. You'd think it would be easy to grow stuff out here but I don't think that's the case. Extreme temperatures, birds, bugs etc. Paul is already pining for his potager.

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  2. I only made pesto once with my basil plants this year; something was eating my basil plants as well.
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. We usually have wonderful basil plants in France but the cold Spring this year left us with very small, stunted specimens. I love home made pesto!

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  3. The garden helper looks very tired. Did he chase aways the bugs last year.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I think he was worried that the vegepod was going to be a kennel!

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