Monday, August 20, 2012

Asparagus TLC.

A sparrow grass Tlc.

Last growing seasons left overs. Removed the weeds and trimmed up the dead spears.
 A sprinkling of Searl's 5 in 1 and about 200 grams of Organic Plus fertilizer. If I had compost I'd have added a good bucket full of that as well.
 Mulch it baby. No water it first and then mulch and then water it again.
A week later and 'ta da' Breakfast tomorrow.



If you want some more info on growing Asparagus then Jane Edmanson has gone to a lot of trouble click here

And about a 101 ways to cook with Asparagus at taste

Today I

Marigold, Beetroot and pea seeds planted, horse manure spread ready to be dug in tomorrow. Petunias planted, just a punnet of mixed lettuce seedlings to plant and it's back to the weeds.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hi, how have you bean?

I had a few minutes spare on Tuesday and this is what I ended up doing. I wish it was as easy as it looks. It's like the weeds were just jumping into my hand.

I stopped into the nursery on the way home today (Sunday) and picked up a few punnets of seedlings while I was there. It seems now that I'm driving the Taxi of a daytime I can't care all that well for seeds that I've planted. Big seeds like beans and corn should be OK but the little seeds like lettuce and carrots that are planted close to the surface tend to dry out.

Anyway I bought some Leek, spring onion, cabbage and lettuce seedlings to plant tomorrow. I also picked up a packet of rocket seeds (I know, I just said I wasn't going to do that) and I'll try them in a protected spot where they wont dry out as much and see how I go. I know they sprout quite readily so fingers crossed.

I'm promised fine weather for the next two days that I have free to myself to play, plant and weed in the garden and I'm so looking forward to getting plenty of work completed.

Until next time,