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Interesting to read your comments about mini brassicas Cally - I grow mini caulis and cabbages every year. This year, the cauli's are, as you say micro and not that great, and the cabbages are twice the size they normally are. I like the mini veges because usually they are great for a two people meal.
After the husband make a heavy fitting lid for the worm bath/bin at the weekend, today I set a rat trap inside it. I checked the possum trap and found one of the wretched things that has been eating the grapefruit that aren't quite ready for marmalade making. I checked the garlic (3 kinds) and found that the 3rd is finally poking through the ground - I was getting worried, given the 1st up is already about 100mm tall. My broad beans and peas are flowing but the 'mini' brassica have turned out to be 'micro' - the cauliflower and broccoli heads are the size of my thumb, from the joint, not the whole thumb! Won't try those again. Though it was sunny this morning, it's raining here (near Raglan) now, so I'm cleaning the top shelves in the pantry so that they'll be all ready for more preserves this summer.
A first today Lynn - sunny all day and all day in the garden!! First time for ages that I have been able to spend more time than a quick go round.
Beautiful morning - sorted and scrubbed seed trays, which are now sitting in the sun drying. Checked comfrey tea, checked covered eggplants and capsicums that are wintering over as perennials. Sorted through seeds to get ready for sowing. Diaried when to sow by the moon. Prepared plastic covers for seed trays. Stunning day!
Out come the seed trays. Seedling mix checked. Mini greenhouse checked. Must be getting close to time for spring vege seeds to go in???
Sheryl - I will drop a few off to you! ! !
haha Rex, the holy grail of the true gardener
good time for weeding, we can see what is there under them...any sunny day here I would rather be outside than in my freezing sunless house.
Kiwi, I had some little tomato seedlings that came up when I planted some lettuce and spinach seed a month ago, I put them into a six pack, but they have burnt off even in the glass house, so definately no loss to wait until spring to sow seeds unless you have a warm interior to put them in, trouble with that is they can get long and stringy without being able to be put out to harden off.
A salivating tomato - a new breed
Tomatoes - what I am going for is big fat juicy red salivating tomatoes ! ! ! Haha.
Plum Tree - about to cut a few more limbs off then get into a spraying programme.
Spent the whole afternoon weeding in veg garden and am please with what got cleared. Had to just ignore the slugs though. Suppose to rain a lot in the next couple of days so wish I'd spent even more time out there was such a beaut day. On my walk around the other day found lots more to do, not sure I needed reminding but it did put the work more in my face!
Yes, Rex you are an inspiration with your compost and I also took your comment to heart about spring being around the corner when a friend had asked me if I'd planted any tomato seeds for summer yet.....really, had a hard time with that one even if I would be planting in the glasshouse. If it rains that is what I'll do. Are you still going to prune your plum tree heavily? It looks like the worm things can be sprayed but hard if the tree is big, eh?
Thank you Kali for reminding me of your email, I did see it. Had just got it all answered and sent off to you when I noticed the request not to answer there. Couldn't recall my password while travelling ? so check now, sorry to be so long.
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