As I said last week, oh what a difference a week makes! Last week’s post was all about the disappointment, mostly of the state of the garden and lawn after the scorching temperatures. This week, our attention was focused on making things green again. The grass is already dead but we plan to get some grass seeds and sprinkle them after a good shower or two of rain. So all week we hoped for lovely showers. I think we did get a day and night of some decent rain.
Healthy green eating
I am on a low-carb mission this week and I mostly did well. What I used to replace carbs like bread and rice were some simple wraps that I made using soaked lentils, spinach, salt, and one egg. All I did was blend everything, pour small amounts to cover the bottom of a non-stick pan and leave it to cook for a few minutes on one side before flipping it over.
When the others had bread or rice, I had my green, healthy alternative.
And above is my breakfast wrap with cheese, avocado, and plum slices.
Green ideas for the garden
We’ve started to think about what the garden could potentially look like next year so this week we’ve purchased some seeds, two new frames to make a raised bed, and we’ve even begun to paint the fence to give us a head start come Spring.
We’ll find a suitable spot to place the new planter box before the day is out.
We had a go at seeing if we could get some of the compost out and the bin was so heavy that we couldn’t even manage to lean it over on its side! Maybe we were too hungry or something but we’ll give it another go before the week is out. It must be done. We’ve done the right thing by turning most of our kitchen waste and paper and cardboard and lawn cuttings into beautiful compost, we have to find a way to get at it and use it up.
This week we were also pleased to receive two packs of sprout pencils in the post! Have you heard of them? They are actual pencils that you can plant when they become too short or you have finished using them.
It is the original sustainable pencil that you can plant after use and grow into herbs, vegetables, or flowers. How cute is that! I really like the idea of these and I think they’d make great gifts for a garden lover. I love them and can’t wait to see the herbs and wildflowers that ours will become! The bees, butterflies, and other wildlife will be pleased with us and the beautiful space we will use them to help create. The possibilities for these are endless. We’ll be sure to share updates here and on our Youtube channel when we plant them.
We would also love to have a row of strawberries planted somehow on the fence or somewhere where the stray cats and slugs wont bother them. We are currently toying with the idea of some sort of contraption on the fence or some sort of stand where the feet can be placed in salty water to deter slugs. Any ideas?
By the way, thanks to those who sent their best wishes regarding our scorched garden last week. Hopefully, we are on the right track to creating and maintaining a nice green space in our back garden. A space to enjoy and relax in can be so calming and just what we need to step away from the cares of everything else.
How about you? How’s your week been? Let us know in the comments below.
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