Thursday, 5 May 2011


Last years Compost was made in a old water tank with the ends removed, it was quite large so I just kept adding to it which took almost the year.
I then planted pumpkin seeds and in no time up came the seedlings, and over time climbed over the sides and travelled all the way to chook pen. As we were lucky to receive above average rainfall we had a wonderful crop of pumpkins. Also other seedlings appeared and were removed and planted elsewhere, a couple of tomatoes and cucumbers were a added bonus!!
Soil has now settled down, some manure added and it will be ready for the potatoes.

                       Recycled wire basket keeps birds and chooks from parsley seedlings.

Old water tank recycled for compost bin.

First time so many pumpkin plants actually produced ! Butternut, golden nugget and the one above which weighed in at 10 kilos!!   This weeks recipe Roast Pumpkin and ricotta lasagna. 


  1. Hi Andrea, Welcome to blog world! i found you from a comment on Mark'splot...but I am much closer to you than he is. I am living in Flowerdale, also in Central Victoria. Like you, I was suburban Melbournian and have moved to my dream life in the bush. I am going to enjoy following your adventures. I also have lots of pumpkin recipes on my blog...check the side bar. I would love to be able to link to your lasagna recipe if you post it. Cheers, Hazel.

  2. Hello Andrea, thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm delighted to discover yours, and your compost-grown pumpkins! I'm intending to plant butternut squash on the top of the former weed mound. Whether or not they reach the epic proportions of yours in the Scottish climate...


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