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I really didn't hold much hope*. We weren't sure if we had a green thumb between us, so we set the standard pretty low. We said it wouldn't bother us if the veggies failed - being our first go at it and all - as long as we managed to nurture a few herbs on the deck, we'd be happy planters.

So, as you can imagine - tomatoes, green capsicum, fennel, mutated/siamese carrots, lettuce, strawberries, basil, oregano, mint, rosemary, thyme, coriander and parsley kinda have us tickled pink.

Bring on next years harvest! Lalie, our self-appointed 'soil tester' concludes that we need to up the cow manure for the next planting.

*Despite spurring on a bit of friendly horticultural rivalry with Em. And not to toot my own horn here, but I have a sneaking suspicion I might have pipped her on this one. Care to comment, Beetle? I think it was you who said "the first with home grown produce on the table wins". Just gotta get these bad boys on the table and we'll call it a day, hey? ;) 

25 comments :

  1. mmm, yummy. Mine was rather fond of dandelions at that size...

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  2. Mmm gorgeous fresh fruit and veg... and gorgeous little babe in the middle of it all :o)

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  3. nice work! my veggies are only just out of the ground! x

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  4. lovely! i loved having a garden this year. and my little gal is a soil tester too. it's good stuff!

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  5. Go Claire! They're some mighty green thumbs you guys have. I think after that impressive harvest you have the green light to 'toot' your heart out. xx I could eat fennel all day, everyday.

    Btw, I saw these today and just need the vegie garden to go with them (might be problem when it rains though!):
    http://www.candystripecloud.com.au/in-the-garden/chalkboard-garden-stakes-red-apples.html

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  6. good for you! We just harvested the last of our tomatoes Now, letting the soil sit before we plant our winter harvest :)

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  7. Good work guys, what a haul! Is there anything more satisfying than homegrown food? And the picture of Lailie is pure awesomeness! Xx

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  8. you girls...love this type of competition.

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  9. Look at those vibrant red tomatoes! We have herbs in our garden that are barely hanging on- very impressive! x

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  10. go you! i have somehow managed to kill each and every living thing i bring into my flat. i suck. x

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  11. HOLY CRAP. I'm at a loss for words. But very impressed. Kellie xx

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  12. What a start! A bit addictive being an urban farmer, specially with some early fruits of your labour. Piper is more of a chicken poo kinda girl, but any old soil will do. Brilliant for their immune system, or something like that! Happy veggie munching for the weekend, x ashley

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  13. Well done Cabbage. Now grow your beard and get out your tan chinos- You will now be addressed as Don Burke!

    Lalie, you're orright by me.

    xoxoxo

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  14. Geez, you've done more than well!! I have big dreams to grow my own veggies, but the reality is that I hate gardening, Mark hates watering things, and Billy likes to eat EVERYTHING, so all things planted in our yard tend to die off pretty quickly!

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  15. wow, a proper blogoff! well done to you. i keep seeing inspiring gardening on blogs, one day i hope to plant something that doesn't die within 2 weeks. x

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  16. No doubt about it - you have a green thumb or maybe even two!
    I would be mighty proud if it was me!
    And seriously - how gorgeous is Lalie.
    So much goodness all in one post.

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  17. Wow! I am impressed. I am hoping to give this a good crack myself...garden bed is ready and waiting...just need to find the time...and money to get it all setup. Enjoy your produce!! (Someone needs to tell Lalie the veggies and herbs are the edible part of a garden :-)) Too cute. x

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  18. Wow that looks amazing, well done! All I've ever managed to grow was some lettuce in a window box. I'm now inspired - will try again next year! thanks!

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  19. I am mighty impressed!! Our excuse for a garden is mottled with dying plants, though Master 9 exclaimed today that we have a teeny tiny strawberry, chilli and tomatoe...seriously they weren't even worth mentioning :)

    x

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  20. Love the garden pics. Makes me hungry for some bell peppers. And what a sweet little ladybug.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  21. Luscious!

    I'm looking forward to getting my own purple thumbs into the vege patch today - some herbs purchased at last week's 'Farmer's Markets' are itching to get their tootsies into the soil - fingers crossed they thrive as well as yours.

    Loving the orange bug on the leaf and the cutest bug with her mouth full of soil.

    Happy day!
    Felicity x

    PS: My original comment was "Lush!" so much did I love the glorious green of your images - but I realised that it may be misconstrued....so luscious it is instead!

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  22. Woohoo! Look at those tomatoes! Mine have only just gone in and I lost four already to our cold nights and hot days. Your garden looks so productive (while mine is like a barren landscape these days). Well done :)

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  23. Awesome, can't wait to start our own garden.

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  24. so many familiarities...lady bugs, veggies and dirt eating babies I hear you claire...it all looks wonderful!

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