October 2005 022
Originally uploaded by Mr Reasonable.
Having never grown anything in my life, I decided this year to get back to nature and plant a veggy garden. By the time we moved into this house, this area was a jungle and after many many hours of digging and pulling, I planted beans, broccoli, spinach, lettuce and potatoes. I also planted carrots but they have vanished - I think I may have planted the seeds a bit deep - maybe they'll come up next year!
I have rebelled against the organic style of growing and have used every chemical known to man to eradicate every creepy crawly for 3 miles. They hear me open the shed and scamper away before I napalm the area. Get your little teeth away from my broccoli, squirt.....
Ms R was with me when I bought the slug pellets.
"What are they for Daddy?"
Wanting to shield her from the whole death conversation thing I said "it's food for the slugs so they won't eat our veggies."
"Will they die?" she said looking horrified.
"Errrr, yes" caught out.
"Good" looking happy.
At least she likes spiders or Baby Charlottes as she calls them. Slugs and snails are fair game though and rightly so!