Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thanks Shallot

Hi all,
Well it's cold here in Toowoomba as it probably is every in Oz at the moment.

I finished work this morning at 4am and had to wait 5 minutes for the car to warm up enough so I could melt the ice on the windscreen.

I also had 4 large eggplants that now look like they have had the life sucked out of them.

Some good things about the cold is that it will sweeten up all my brasscias that I have planted as well as being a good time to plant my shallots and onion seeds.

I planted my shallots on Monday along with preparing a garden bed for my Spanish red onion seeds which I'll be planting on Monday coming.

I haven't over done the preparation of this bed as I don't want to much fertility.

The bed has been fallow for the last three months and I added about 50 liters of cow manure to a 3x2 mtr bed.

Too much fertility can cause excessive soft leafy growth to the detriment of storage and increasing their susceptibility to disease.

Cheers and happy veggie gardening,

1 comment:

Matron said...

I work strange shifts both day and night, but my veggie garden is my oasis of normality. Welcome to the club my fellow digger!