Friday, March 18, 2011
Rainy days and Mondays.
There's a rain a coming so I'm reliably informed. Actually it even came last night. Ten mls of the stuff. So while I'm waiting for things to dry out a bit in the veggie garden I'm in here writing this.
The BoM has us down for, 'A few showers, late storm. Rain developing, possibly heavy at times. Light to moderate E to NE winds.' And when I get a weather report like that it can mean only one thing. It's seed planting time. I like to veggie seed when the prospect of rain is in the air because I think it replicates the natural germination process of cool days, warm and moist soil and there by increasing the chances of success. I also think it's a good time for adding compost, blood and bone and mulches for the same reason.
Seeds to be planted will include Lettuce (can never have too many lettuce), beetroot, beans, potatoes, peas, carrots, leeks for starters so if I'm going to get any of this done I'd better get cracking.
Weeds? What weeds? Who's got time to weed?
Posted by Stewart Dorman at 10:06 AM