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Hi Jane - thanks. All my garlic up apart from a few misses also. But, no strike from the elephant garlic I planted - does it take longer to germinate?
An absolutely glorious day here in paradisenorth. Been for a walk, septed the camelia drop from the drive and now about to relocate piles of clivia a friend dropped in - a trailer full from his garden.
I better get out there and get working. Who knows how long this sun will last.
I am picking the last of the carrots - they are just so sweet. Looking forward to planting more when the soil warms up a bit. I missed the last two plantings because I left it a bit late and the soil was too cold and I thing about three actually sprouted ! I could've used that old trick with warm water but ... too lazy to get organised - haha !!
Planted out seedlings of brocolli, savoy cabbage, cavolo nero, more leeks, spring onions, spinach which by the way took forever to get to a decent size & covered bed in straw. Made a wired cage around seedlings to deter free range chooks and did loads of weeding. Twas wonderful weather yesterday and looks like today just might be the same...hooray. Garlic have sprung up from under straw and growing strong although some are actually missing! Grrrh. Havesting brocolli continually...good times :O) Rex I'm forever impressed with your garden beds :O).
Time to give serious thought to spring planting. Time to get the seed pots ready. Time to dig in more compost. I gave my garden a good liming at the end of last summer so hopefully this will help to release all of the goodness for spring plants. I am thinking about what tomatoes to plant this year - concentrate on one variety like beefsteak or perhaps try several varieties?
I checked the lasagne plot I set up on the grass area - all working to plan so should get some great veges off that this summer. Think I will put a bean teepee there, a couple of tomatoes, a courgette, and some lettuce.
Sunshine prevails....finally! Covers are off the garden after the frost cleared this morning. Everything is healthy enough, just not growing fast, of course...too cold. Garlic is now about 6 inches high and the elephant garlic has popped through too..YAY! During all the wet weather, I have planned out the crop placements for spring, sorted out seed, and started designing as soon to be made vertical growing box (when the sun DOES shine, I get heaps of it on the sheltered veranda - perfect!) Planning to sow seeds soon
Wow sun! Winter sun is so precious and we have it in abundance today. The broccoli is ready to harvest now and for a few weeks. I love growing broccoli and other brassicas for winter harvest, that way I don't have to do anything about caterpillars except in the first few weeks of the the seedlings' lives, and the broccoli is ready when things get a bit more costly in the shops. I love it.
Another beautiful day in paradise - lovely sunny day all day - I spent four hours in one of my flower gardens cleaning it up. Transplanted some alstromeria, dug out a whole lot of a daisy thing which was taking over, pruned some shrubbery, dug up some old dahlias, and 6 barrow loads of stuff for the compost.
Cant wait for spring now. Spent some time sorting out punnets and getting ready for spring seed planting.
Well...I am (like many people, I assume) terribly fed up with the overhead plumbing at the moment and the dreadful leaking syndrome. I think we need the Master Plumber to put a stop to it for now, so our vegetables don't become water logged and get root rot.
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