I woke up this morning, worrying that I hadn’t ordered enough soil for the veggie beds. I thought about changing the order from three cubic metres to five cubic metres, but decided to leave it as is. Which is definitely a good thing…
The delivery of beautiful rich garden compost was made by Gardener’s Direct just before lunch time. After we’d eaten lunch we got stuck into moving it into the beds.
It didn’t go as easily as it might have. The star pickets at the corners of some of the beds prevented us from being able to tip the wheelbarrow at the right angle to get the composted soil into the beds. This meant we had to fill beds and then shovel soil from one bed to another for three of the beds.
It was a lot of double handling but we developed a good system with Stephen barrowing the soil into the beds and me shovelling from one to another.
Anzac and Jet did their best to help, keeping an eye on all the work done.
Jet chased flies and jumped around in the beds.
They are called beds so she had to test them for comfort.
And spent plenty of time posing for photos.
Anzac checked out the quality of the compost.
And spent plenty of time getting in the way of the wheelbarrow.
Finally, the planters were all filled and ready for planting.
Did we have enough soil to fill the beds? Oh, I think so!
The loose soil in the planters will settle a bit, so we might want to top them up – a little bit. We’ll also fill all our spare pots, ready for planting herbs, citrus trees, and anything else we want in pots. I somehow think we’re going to have a bit leftover even then!
The netting is on it’s way. On Tuesday I received a notification from The VeggiePatch to say my order was posted and it normally takes up to 3 working days to arrive. Theoretically, that means it could be delivered tomorrow, after all it’s only coming from down south. But anyone living in the Perth suburbs knows proximity is no guarantee of a prompt delivery.