Yes truth be told our vegie beds are not a pretty site at the moment. Between working so hard on our home renovation and learning to live with a new baby, our vegie beds have been totally neglected for months.
Everything has gone to seed.
And at times the poor beds have even been used as a work station for building.
We miss our abundant vegie beds dearly. After years of growing virtually all of our own veg, it’s a real shock to our systems to be back buying all our fresh produce. Our cooking used to revolve around what came from our daily harvest basket. It was a lovely, rewarding way of growing, harvesting and eating in tune with the seasons.
This time away from vegie gardening has solidified our commitment to growing organic veg at home. Yes it takes time, yes it’s constant work, but food from the shops just isn’t anywhere near as fresh and healthy. We’re passionate about buying organic produce, but the availability of organic produce locally is certainly limited. Although in our region has a few places that sell fresh organic produce (check out our Illawarra Green Directory for details), we’re finding it a challenge to travel to these places regularly with a baby in tow.
Within a couple of months we should be through the last of the hard yards with the renovation and able to revitalise the vegie beds. Vegie beds are forgiving. They’ll welcome us back with welcoming arms. We can’t wait.