As the critters woke up this morning the sun was shining and the birds were singing, it was positively a glorious day to be in the great outdoors.
When Clifford the Yeti, Ruben the Fox and Patrick the Yak ventured outside, they looked at the garden and saw there was something missing. The pots where their slightly-less-than-successful zucchinis had been growing were still sitting empty. This definitely needed to be rectified!
They pondered and discussed their options. Patrick suggested they plant an apple tree, and while they're all very fond of apples they decided there wasn't quite enough space. Clifford suggested a lolly tree, but Ruben said that wasn't really an option because they don't actually exist (Clifford insisted they do exist because he'd seen one but conceded it could have been made by someone rather than grown).
In the end they consulted The Vegie Guide and decided snow peas were just the thing!
Ruben started preparing the soil while Clifford removed some rogue mushrooms.
Then Patrick added some potting mix. He started by shovelling it in bit by bit but decided it was taking too long so he wrestled with the potting mix bag until he could pour it on speedily.
Watering was a team effort considering the watering can was the size of the three of them combined!
Finally it was time for the best, most exciting part - planting the seeds! They took turns digging a little hole for the seeds and each time they made sure the hole was exactly 5cm deep (Clifford's arm just happens to be exactly 5cm long - very handy).
They put the supports back into the pots and then they were finished! According to the packet they'd be eating homegrown snow peas in just 10 weeks! They checked their calendar and marked the 20th June as snow pea eating day.