Let us know what you have been doing in the garden lately plus the tips and tricks to making it work.
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We have had two whole days without rain - is this the sign of a drought?
wow there is so much water flowing around this area of the country (waikato) turffed and turned 3 new summer veg patches this weekend :) Pruned all 13 fruit trees, first time pruning fruit trees, i hope i did it right guess well find out come spring/summer. Well time to go get out the ol' seed box. Yay.
Had another session with the Eteam kids at school - the seeds we selected and ordered from Kings had arrived so we went through them, talked about their growing needs, and planned how we could plant them out in the garden. And discovered that the garden is too small !! Next week we will put up a mini greenhouse for the seedlings - got a walk in one at Bunnings for $60.
Beautiful veges Miriam - this is of course what gardening is all about. Must be that compost you make - cos celery surely needs it.
What is the vege with the red-while stalks and green leaves?
Not a bad haul, given that I've been very busy lately and haven't even been to the garden for over a week! My Celery is the most prolific thing in the garden, finally starting to get tired of it. Any North-West Aucklanders need/want some celery? :)
Since taking a composting course with Trish Allen, originally of Rainbow Valley Farm, I have been turning my compost fortnightly to get things moving and it's worked a treat. I don't have a particularly big pile though, so it's not too much like hard work :)
Being lazy I never turn my compost - I found years ago that it is just hard work for no real gain. I am a bit doubtful about the usefulness of turning - would be most interested to hear what others do.
My TO DO today is to turn my compost, doing fortnightly turns and it's coming along nicely :) well worth the effort!
After doing a big landscaping job, we have a big sack of over 200 planter bags! They're mainly size PB3 and some PB8. I live in Waimauku, if anyone would like them (or some of them) I'm keen so save them from the landfill.
Hope to hear from you soon :)
making marmalade from our lovely little grapefruit today, wish me luck, not sure if my pot is big enough as I doubled the recipe lol.
beautiful spring weather here, getting lots of weeding done
TomatoNotes: planted another lot of seeds - 6 Big Beef and 6 San marzano.
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