Friday, August 29
The water tank is now in situ. It took two adults and two kids about half an hour which wasnt too bad really, and we actually all had a load of fun doing it, kids did lots of squealing and leaping out of the way and ducking under trees. We managed to get it in place by rolling it back up the driveway, reversing it across the street, then back across and onto the footpath and up to the garden wall.
There we tracked it up a ladder which was straddling the wall and once the tank was balanced on the ladder on the walls apex we gently rolled it along the ladder so that the ladder tilted overhanging the other side of the garden and rolled it down onto the ground and across the garden. We then laid the extended ladder across all the vege patches and again used it as a track for the tank.
Viola! carrot sprouts intact, tank in place and no squashed children. Next is to install the tap and downpiping from the roof gutter before the rains tonight and wrap the tank in chicken wire ready to take a passionfruit vine or two.
On the Growing Challenge front, i have planted up basil and sage seeds in a window box in the kitchen, i have no greenhouse...