Way-aye, Roscoe here.
It’s been another busy week. We’ve been eating piles of grass Mam cuts for us when it’s too wet to go out. It grows all by itself at the bottom of the garden, along with some wildflowers that we’re not allowed to eat. Well, take us down there, Mam, and we’ll eat the grass and not the flowers, right?
Mam’s been making funny noises doing what she calls drilling and screw driving. She did it on the paved area, then brought it over in two L shaped pieces to the red carpet places. Then she screwed some more and made it into a rectangle.
Then she dragged all the bags of soil from the old compost heap over, and poured it into the rectangle. It filled about half of it. She folded up the carpet and laid it against the earth, then she planted the vegetables from the pots. There’s:
- Dragon kale
- Ragged kale (the one we think is a bit iffy)
- tiny celeriac plants
- cos lettuce (we’re eating the ones left in the pots now)
- swiss chard
- endive frizee (we’ve had some of that too)
And I think that’s the lot. Maybe when she gets some more soil she’ll sow some carrots, although the ones in the big pot are fabulous,
Then she fixed the insect mesh over it. She says it’s to keep the cats off, as well as the butterflies.
Then yesterday she did the second rectangle, although she didn’t put any soil in it. She says she’s going to scrape the grass off, fork it over a bit, and sow green manure in it to break up the soil. Look, I just tell you what she says. I don’t understand it at all. It’ll make sense when I see what she’s done, probably.
No news on the newbies. But Mam’s put the fleece down in their cage, which must be a good sign. And they’ll be getting the snowman bed and tunnel.
Talking of cagewear, Mam gave me and Nev the blue snugglesack alongside the zebra one. Now we don’t need to argue about who’s sitting in it!
See you next time
2 thoughts on “Garden Vegetables!”
I don’t know anything about growing vegetables. The ones we get either come from someone who brings them to us, or one of the human caretakers goes out and comes back with them. I don’t know how it works, but Mummy seems to know if they’re coming or have to be fetched, and there’s always some kind of vegetable and herb to go with my pellets – sometimes a bit of fruit too, if I’m lucky, though that doesn’t happen as much as I’d like – so I’ll leave it to her to figure out where they come from and how they get here.
Great about the snugglesacks. I hope that does mean you won’t be fighting over them now, and that you won’t both want the same one at the same time and argue about it.
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No idea how to grow vegetables – everything here gets eaten, anyway – rabbits, raccoons, deer, skunks, squirrels – there’s a lot of animals out there foraging and they eat a lot of our flowers, too!
You have some delicious meals coming soon!
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