Sunday, October 23, 2011

A quick weekend update

 Just a quick weekend update. I managed to sneak home a bit early on Saturday and managed an hour in the veggie garden. I'd also sneaked down to my favorite plant nursery (Sungrown Seedlings in case you were wondering) before I finished work and bought a punnet each of Cos lettuce and Sugarloaf cabbage.

Therefore when I got home I bolted for the garden and got stuck into planting them out. You can see the nice row of Cos in the bottom photo.

Today being Sunday I got to knock off at around two-thirty which gave me heaps of time to get some gardening done.
My priority was to get some seeds into the ground.
I managed to plant
  • Beans, dwarf
  • Beans climbing
  • Carrots
  • Beetroot, baby
  • Yellow squash
  • Radish
  • and some chilli seeds into a punnet.
Very happy to get that done.

I still had some spare time so I just fiddled around weeding, composting (potatoes), mulching, watering and fertilizing.

Cos lettuce I planted on Saturday.
Speaking of potatoes these are the Purple Congo potatoes that self seeded themselves which was a great relief because I thought I'd lost them in all the rain we had at the beginning of the year.

What do you think of the rhubarb photos?

I'm thinking apple and rhubarb pie.

It took a lot longer to establish than I thought it would. I think this is the second year since I planted it but right now it's powering along.

All in all it's been a great weekend and I'm currently planing Tuesdays gardening. I know the strawbs need weeding and a feed and I have a small area I want to clear where I'm planning to plant sweet corn.

I also want to plant some more lettuce seeds.

Phew, talk about your busy time of the year.

Cucumber seed I planted last Sunday has just poked its new seed leaves through the soil surface.

Anyway, cheers for now


P.S. don't for get my new 'My Veggie Garden' facebook page. I'd love to see you there.


kate said...

Your ruhbarb looks awesome. I lost all but one of mine in the big WET in january. so have had to start again. Rhubarb and apple pie rocks.

Stewart said...

Thanks Kate. I'm only just getting the garden back into shape from 'The Big Wet' myself and think I was lucky to keep the plants I did. I made the Apple and Rhubarb pie tonight and it was delicious.


Teddy Bear said...

Lovely little veggies you have. It looks like you have the green thumb. Those little sprouts shows how well you had taken cared of them and you are on the right direction. Keep it up.

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