Check out the vege garden now!

It’s been quite some time since I have posted but it’s 2020 and nothing is easy, straight forward or even normal and things are just getting in the way. But, after giving myself some space over the last couple of days I have had time to get some pics of my flourishing vege garden to share.

I think it’s been about 6 weeks since my last update which is super slack I know but life just keeps twisting around doesn’t it, but anyway, we are now eating out of our garden and the taste is quite different. We have zucchini’s ready to eat, cucumbers, peas, beans, asian greens, parsley and basil. Almost ready are the tomatoes, corn, beetroot and capsicum. We have decided that at some stage in the future we are going to extend the garden and always have things planted, ready to go. I have to say this garden is a lot of work, a lot of water and a lot of power running the pumps to water it, but it’s the most wonderful place to sit and de-stress which is exactly what I have been doing over the last couple of days. Sitting amongst the veges, eating peas, talking to God and escaping the massive crap show the world is right now! The other awesome thing about my garden is there are literally no pests. We have not sprayed the veges with anything, I hand weed, (we did spray the edges with an organic spray), and no pests. I put it down to really healthy plants, good soil preparation and a prayer on my tongue! Anyway here it is, what do you think?

Peas aren’t supposed to be growing this time of year in our area it’s too hot but look at them!

Rose Water

As part of my Aromatherapy Course I had to make rose water for this particular assessment I am doing.  I have never made rose water before and I really don’t know why. It is so beautiful.

Ok, the ingredients are, 10 drops rose oil, 5 ml vodka or chemist alcohol, & 100 ml distilled water.  You add all these together, put in a spritzer bottle and voila! Rose Water!  I used it on our pillows, bed covers, curtains, I went into my teenage son’s room and squirted it around, much to his disgust and angst, and I think I will make another bottle for the toilet.  It smells amazing and because we are using pure oil the fragrance is lingering.  When using essential oils for anything you really need to make sure you are using 100% PURE essential oils and not the cheap ones from the grocery store or chemist. There is a reason they are cheap!

       

Use your new homemade rose water instead of store bought, chemical laden, air freshener, candles and those plug ins.  Your rose water will work just as effectively if not better and you won’t be breathing in all those nasty chemicals.! It’s a win win!