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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.
Sounds like fun, Rex.
As well as my sugar snap peas popping up, so too have some of the broad beans and a couple of tomato seeds have germinated.
Looking forward to my trip north.
I joined the eTeam at a school today - I am working with the gardening group. We had a look a the garden, talked about what to do to get it ready, then poured over Kings catalogue picking seeds of the sorts of food we would like to eat. Next week we have to draw a plan of the garden. The kids are so enthusiastic.
Tomato notes: first lot of seeds in today:
- 6 beefstake
- 6 black from Tula
our asparagus has its first few purple shoots coming through, this year I may pick a few to eat, i just tucked a few young crowns of green ones in amongst them so in future years will be a bi-coloured bed :) I spent a couple of hours cruising between jobs in the garden this morning, i have no more excuses for boredom now the weather is warmer, looking forward to lots of seed sowing now that my kings order has arrived and I sorted out lots of my own seed to sow too.
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