Yvonne Nikolaison's Blog – December 2009 Archive (5)

Gardening in December

Hubby has been looking after the garden for the last couple of days and doing rather well. I must remind him to water the strawberries otherwise we will lose them.

Gerkhins, cabbage and tomatoes that I planted out the other day are looking good.

I harvested 6 beans from one plant today and 3 from another. A few more snap peas are ready and I got a good harvest of lettuce leaves today, enought to feed 3 adults.

The cherry tomatoes are not looking so good since I… Continue

Added by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 14, 2009 at 2:51pm — 1 Comment

A Night of Planting

Finally the sun went down and off the garden last night so I could get out and plant the rest of the seedlings. I got stakes put in before I planted the tomatoes and whoops I miscounted and had 13 tomato plants instead of 10 so had to find somewhere for the extra 3 to go. Ah but I managed. Another 3 peppers were planted along with 1 extra chilli plant and 4 cabbages. I have two peppers and another chilli to plant into a container which I will do tomorrow.

We went to a garden centre… Continue

Added by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 11, 2009 at 11:42am — 1 Comment

Planting or not

I am itching to get the rest of my seedlings in the garden, but since I am out the next two nights . Don't want to plant when its still hot. So I will need to wait. I might see what part of the garden is in the shade and see. Went out to the wood pile last night to pick out more stakes for the tomatoes that need to go in.

I fed the tomatoes and courgettes with (I hang my head in shame) tomato feed, liquid stuff. I am still waiting on my comfrey tea to finish its thing. Currently… Continue

Added by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 8, 2009 at 3:37pm — No Comments

I have Potatoes!!

I know it may sound stupid but I was getting rather disappointed with the potatoes. I followed instructions and buried potatoes in an old tyre, moulding up the soil and adding another tyre when it was needed. A couple of weeks ago the potatoes plants started to die off, they hadn't flowered and I didn't think I was going to get anything. So this afternoon I thought I would take off the tyres and have a look, at least I would be able to put the soil and tyres to use again. I have used up all my… Continue

Added by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 2, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Mistakes Made

Since it is lovely and overcast today I thought it would be a good time to plant a few more seedlings into the garden. So more beetroot, silverbeet, tomatoes, tansy, marigolds have been added. I then looked at my borage which I planted from seedling a while back, well it is bigger than the poor bean seedling next to it. I now find out that it grows quite big and I probably should have planted it in a section on its own. so now I am wondering whether to move it and fingers crossed it doesn't die… Continue

Added by Yvonne Nikolaison on December 1, 2009 at 2:23pm — 1 Comment

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