Gardening Fun with Busy Izzy and Friends

Gardening fun with Busy Izzy


CLICK on the video link above, and you too can dance and sing-a-long to my song, "My Little Veggie Patch."
I love being outdoors and working and playing in my garden. 
Breathing in the fresh air and listening to the birds singing and bees buzzing is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.
I love to sing songs when I'm pottering around and planting herbs and veggies in the ground. 

Here is my song lyric about honey bees:

Who's in the garden, working while we play? 

Who's making honey for us everyday? 

Who's the little worker bee-ing great in every way? 

If you know, if you know, step right up and say.

Honey bees, honey bees, honey bees with big responsibilities. 

Little bees, little bees, little bees need awesome capabilities.

Never tease, never tease, never tease those amazing "littlies".

         Honey bees, honey bees, honey bees. Love my honey bees.   

Did you know that there are more honey bees than other types of bee and pollinating insects? So it is the world's most important pollinator. Approximately one third of the food we eat each day relies on pollination mainly by bees, and other insects, like; butterflies, wasps, moths, ants and beetles. Also birds and flying foxes, too. 

Sensible Steven crouching in the garden at Nix & NaxSensible Steven kneeling in the garden at Nix & Nax

Song lyrics about some of the healthy veggies in my garden: 

The food in my little veggie patch, is positively naturally healthy.

The sunlight and water make it grow, grow, grow!

The soil is organic so i know, know, know!

The food in my little veggie patch, is positively naturally healthy.

Sweet potato, watermelon, peas and broccollini.

Carrots, corn and cauliflower and zucchini.

Are good for you and good for me

because they are nutritious....and

very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very,

very, very, very snaxalicious!

Below is a list of what I have planted in my garden, at Nix & Nax. I use a lot of my fresh veggies and herbs when I make snaxalicious snacks.              
Busy Izzy at Nix & Nax in her veggie patch
But first, here are some tips that may help before you start to plant.                                                              

Safety first: My suggestions of what to wear out in the garden:

Garden footwear

This is what I use when I'm working in the garden:

Garden utensils

Click this link to see Painting pots and potting plants

"Here are my friends and me, having fun in the garden, while working away on a sunny spring day...and it's time to put these delicious vegetables in new recipes I've created"

Busy Izzy and her friends working away in the veggie's harvest time.

What's best to plant right now?

Veggies: Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Spinach, Snow-peas, Radishes, Beetroot, Carrots, Shallots.                                                        

Herbs: Parsley, Chives and Dandelion too, my honey-bees love these.

Veggies: Onions, Turnips, Beetroot, Potatoes, Spinach, Broad-beans, Carrots and Leeks.

Herbs: Rosemary, Chamomile, Dill, Garlic bulbs, Mint, Parsley, Sage, and Thyme.  

Herbs: Basil, Chives, Coriander, Oregano and Ginger.

Veggies: String Beans, Beetroot, Broccoli cabbage, capsicum, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onions, parsnips, pumpkins, radishes, rhubarb, spring onions, squashes, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and zucchini.

Fruits: Watermelon and Rock-melon, Pineapple. I also have a lemon tree and an apple tree.

It may be better to plant veggies and herbs by Spring, but Capsicum, Onion, Radishes and Sweet-corn may still grow well. 

Let's Talk Turnips: 

The turnip is a root vegetable commonly grown in temperate climates worldwide for its white, fleshy taproot. The word turnip is a compound of turn as in turned/rounded on a lathe and neep, derived from Latin napus, the word for the plant.


They are loaded with fibre and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate (one of the B vitamins), as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein.

Let's Talk Cabbages:

Cabbage, especially red cabbage, helps with raising levels of beta-carotene and other heart-protective antioxidants. Making our happy hearts healthy.

Cabbage is an exceptionally healthy food. It has an outstanding nutrient profile and is especially high in vitamins C and K. In addition, eating cabbage may even help lower the risk of certain diseases, improve digestion and combat inflammation.

Best Time to Water:

Busy Izzy watering her veggies

Here is Izzy, all ready to water her veggies and citrus trees.  She loves taking special care of her garden.  The sun has gone down and in hot breezy weather it is probably best to water in the early evening. This gives the veggie plants enough time to dry out, but there is still the chance for overnight water uptake by the roots. And if you want to water in the morning then start very early – before the sun is shining.

In the cool winter months, the very best time to water plants is in the early morning. This will allow the water to run down into the soil and reach the roots of the plant without too much excess water lost to evaporation.

Trees - The biggest Plants on our Planet:

Trees provide nectar and pollen for our bees,
And some of the oxygen we breathe comes from trees.
Urban trees and forests save one life every year,
Absorbing harmful carbon from the atmosphere.
Trees help to clean the air that we breathe,
And shade us from sun when we sit underneath.
Trees are needed for environmental conservation,
and for birds, insects and wildlife habitation.
These clever trees growing up from the ground
Are vital for survival all year round.

Snaxalicious Snacks at Nix & Nax - with Busy Izzy:

"When I make snacks at Nix & Nax, I use many of the veggies and herbs from my garden and that's why my snacks are not only snaxalicious, but healthy too.

Click on the pic below to see my healthy recipes that you can make yourself, at home. There are puppy-snaxelz too!"

Snaxalicious Snacks at Nix & Nax

Word games with herbs and plants:

Click here to read my poem about  herbs