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Those funny-looking weeds I've been pulling out are actually carrots. They took so much longer to germinate than the beetroot and radishes that I forgot I'd ever sowed them.

The tomatoes that came up out of our compost are growing well and starting to flower, though, and the leeks are coming along well.

Posted on December 10, 2009 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

Finally under way!

We have a nice new garden bed made from macrocarpa sleepers which has been sitting waiting for a few weeks with hardly anything in it. On the weekend we finally got out there and sowed seeds: beetroot, radishes, red onions and carrots, as well as a packet of parsley seed which turned up in the cupboard with an expiry date of Aug 2008 -- it's been lost since we moved in here! Germination rate will probably be a bit low, so I just spread it around a bit and will hope for pleasant surprises. Last… Continue

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 9:01pm

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At 12:58pm on November 3, 2010, Tony Lucas said…
Hi Im still after a soap shaker if anyone happens along one please.
At 4:17pm on November 10, 2009, Hester said…
Hi Nat and Pete
Thanks for your response to my Borage blog. You should be able to find Borage plants in the herb section of good garden centres now. Or put a notice in your local Ooooby Group's forum and see if anyone has spare seedlings in their garden, to give away. I haven't found that big plants transplant well but small seedlings should be okay if you are careful not to disturb the roots too much. You really only need one plant to start you off. Let it flower and go to seed and you will have self sown Borage plants soon after. As I said in my blog-it's not invasive. If you can't find any let me know and I'll send you some seed. Happy boraging!
At 9:11pm on July 8, 2009, Pete Russell said…
Thanks Nat &. Pete. Handled.
At 11:12pm on June 19, 2009, James Samuel said…
Thanks for the alert. Dealt with.

At 6:11am on June 10, 2009, Hester said…
I had a garlic flop last year too.
I've been reading about it and there are lots of variables including the weather over which we have no control obviously.
I do cover the garlic, but just lightly.Ijust brush my hand over the soil when I've finshed planting and it evens out and covers the planting holes.
The photo was taken before I'd finished planting.
The dibber makes it really easy.I use it for leeks too.
At 9:08pm on June 9, 2009, Hester said…
So sorry to hear he has gone to the Great Hunting Ground-he sounds lovely.
Thanks for sharing him on Ooooby.
At 4:50pm on June 9, 2009, Hester said…
Love that garden kitty-is it yours?


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