In a lot of the blogs I read they have glorious photos of their gardens. You might notice these are not prolific in my blog, because I have a fairly disorganized garden that is not especially a work of art.
However, I am still picking the odd cucumber, have plenty of basil, have rhubarb, asian greens and am still picking a few beans, and have carrots and spinach...so all is not lost. I felt less embarrassed about my garden since I have read in a couple of books that a disorganized planting pattern is helpful to fool pests, as they hunt by sight, and a random planting makes it much harder for them to find all your plants. Picture many confused bugs in my garden...
|New seedlings waiting for me to find space among the over run garden. I've grown these myself, a good percentage from self saved seeds - I love that!|
Now for something completely different - this idea came from my friend Carolyn, and I haven't seen it anywhere else - maybe because it is so simple.
|Yummy healthy snack - sliced raw apple and cinnamon in buttered toasted pita|
Toast a wholemeal pita pocket in your toaster.
Cut an opening (carefully without burning yourself), and spread a little butter or Bob Each Way Spread (which is butter and oil mix - spreads like margarine but is real food)
Fill it with finely sliced apple, skin on, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, and just a little sugar for crunch if you really want.
It is a healthy morning tea or after school snack.