What To Do Today?


What To Do Today?

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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Comment by Estelle N on November 12, 2010 at 3:26pm
Lol, can definatly relate to 'overdoing it'. I always think okay I'm just gonna pop out to the garden to get one or other small task done and end up taking tons more time and using alot more energy than I really should on countless follow on tasks ('oh I'll just put up that one weed oh look another one'). ah well :P
Comment by Lynn on November 12, 2010 at 2:41pm
The top garden, which already has flourishing tomato plants in it, needed other 'squares' cultivating (by hand) and compost added. This is all ready for planting tonight when it is cooler. The 3rd bed was weeded and is ready for planting into once compost is added. I am raising (slightly) a further narrow bed along the fence and the edging is now completed. The filling in work will have to wait...over did things today and very very sore. Thanks heaps, ME, for all your help today.
Comment by Kali on November 10, 2010 at 9:32pm
we've had to water the garden more this fortnight than we did the whole summer last year! been a strange year for starting seedlings, weather too cool, then suddenly hot, had to sow many things twice and now they are not ready for this great weather. a bit of drizzle in the forecast will help things come away , especially the weeds!
Comment by Lynn on November 10, 2010 at 12:59pm
Boosted the lower garden with compost and sowed bush beans (green and yellow), bush peas, basil, carrots (Berlicum and purple Dragon), radish, sugar snaps, broad beans. Planted out cucumbers. Sowed in trays more lettuce, mesclun, eggplants (the first seedlings didn't survive), artichoke, and a heap of different coloured sweet bell peppers, and also Habanero. Ummm....I think I'm running out of room, cos I still need to get other seedlings planted out in the next few days. Will keep you posted.
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on November 9, 2010 at 7:15am
Need to get outdoors and put some mulch over my Clematis roots for winter protection. Rshter soggy from all the rain we've had, and there's snow showers in our forecast.
Comment by Kate on November 8, 2010 at 11:19pm
Hi Lesley. How did you set up your weepy hose. Did you put it in a grid or something and is it under the soil or on top?
Comment by Lesley Ramsey on November 8, 2010 at 4:10pm
I have just finished putting weepy hose in the third raised bed. This bed is now ready for plating and sowing. The first bed that I put the weepy hose into is fully planted with sweetcorn, pumpkin, beans, broccoli, yellows courgette, lettace, tomatoes and peppers. These veggies are interplanted with marigolds, cosmos and cleome. The weepy hose is making a big difference as I have always found that the raised beds dried out too quickly and watering from the top did not work.
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on November 5, 2010 at 11:29am
I meant opposite of ours...sorry for the goof! :)
Comment by Gyda Marie Haynes on November 5, 2010 at 11:28am
Hi Richard, Yes...it is very interesting to think you're seasons are just the opposite of yours. Also, some words are used or spelled differently...I find that fun! Thanks for your compliment on my tomatoes. The largest ones are Early Goliath, the longer one in the upper left is Classica (a sauce tomato), the yellow ones are Italian Ice (very juicy and sweet), and the tiny red ones are Jelly Bean...just delightful with a little bit of a crunch when you bite down...sort of like candy. Oh...I've never been bias about the hemisphere...I enjoy all the similarities and the differences. :)
Comment by Richard Grevers on November 5, 2010 at 10:56am
Great variety of tomatoes Gyda. It must feel strange for you with so many Southern hemisphere types on here just starting the growing season. (I'd call it a pleasant reversal of the usual hemisphere bias).

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