When my grandparents asked me if I would like to house-sit for them in Perth for two weeks – I jumped at the chance. It was a great opportunity to catch up with friends and family and the weather would surely be better than dreary Melbourne right? Wrong! I was greeted by storms and temperatures the same as, and on some days even colder, than Melbourne! What were the chances?
Nonetheless, I was determined to grow some of our veggie, herb and fruit kits with my 7 year old cousin, Lili so as soon as the sun was out I packed a bag and ventured on down the road to her house where I was greeted with two very excited girls. Lili chose to start with a strawberry kit and her friend, Mckenzie decided on parsley. We also gave tomatoes and basil a go.
Lil’s Mum, Christine set up a lovely little spot in her Australian native garden for us to get to work. We had to fend off a very curious chook and a very friendly puppy, but managed to get the kits all set up before it was time for Mckenzie to go home. We lined up the herb tins, fruit noodle box and mini veggie greenhouse kits to admire for a while before placing them in what we hoped would be a sunny spot the next morning…. and now we wait!
Below is a selection of snaps from our afternoon of gardening. You can check out the full album on our Facebook page (thanks Christine for the photography!)
– Mel 🙂
The work space in Sorrento, Perth
Lili’s beach-inspired fairy garden
Lil and her strawberry kit
Getting set up and our curious visitor
Adding water to the soil pellets
Watching the soil pellets expand
Sprinkling the strawberry seeds
Onto the herb kits now
Breaking up the herb soil
Time for some veggies! Lil reading the instructions.
Pouring water into the coir pellets
Plenty of seeds for the kit!
Pushing the seeds into the pellets