On Monday 25th August, I sowed all my early seed, some in trays and some direct...peas, beans, cucumbers, eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, beets, carrots, celeriac, celery, cress, lettuces, mesclun, onions, radishes, salsify, spinach, turnips and several types of squash and pumpkin. In addition I sowed some nasturtium and marigold seeds. Today, Saturday, being the gorgeous, hot, sunny day that has been bestowed upon Napier, I have sown a further tray of marigolds and borage...good for companion planting and for attracting bees to the garden. The lettuce and radish seeds sown on Monday are JUST showing their sprouts. I have purchased a black 63litre rubbish bin and filled it with water. In this, I have a sack with my kitchen vegetable peelings/clippings in it. Should supply a nice, nutrient tea for the garden. I will add prunings and clippings from the garden as and when I have them. Things are looking good.

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Comment by Hester on August 30, 2009 at 8:52am
Lime Green sald tomatoes are great.I might have a plant for you, if you want -all going well. Yes-it was a fabulous day.Today is not as inspiring but I'm working on clearing the glasshouse.
Comment by Lynn on August 29, 2009 at 10:50pm
Hmmm ... lime green salad tomatoes sound deliciously interesting! All of them do, actually. Been a gorgeous day!
Comment by Hester on August 29, 2009 at 2:45pm
That all looks great. I've been doing housework -yuck! Looking foward to getting out and sowing some more seeds.Just got some more from Kings. Chamomile, Lime Green Salad tomatoes, Dill, Red onions, French Market carrots, caper bush seeds and some double impatiens flower seed.I also got another variety of calendulas to try.

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