Saturday, October 12, 2013

Gardening by the numbers.

Gardening by the numbers. 

*1 bag of Searl's 5 in 1 plant food. 
*2 large bags of straw mulch for the veggies. 
*5 bags of 100% horse poop. 
*1 day or 11 hours of sunshine to spread it all around the place, appropriately, hopefully 
And only one little ol' me. 

In for a penny in for a pound



Thursday, October 10, 2013

A hot tip to keep your lettuce cool

A hot tip to keep your lettuce cool. 
*During the hot summer weather avoid watering in the heat of the day to reduce the likelihood of internal slime. A condition that develops on the inside of the lettuce while the outer leaves appear unaffected. 

Cheers and keep your lettuce cool


Monday, October 7, 2013

Here's the story

Here's the story as it appeared in Saturday's Chronicle newspaper on page 15. It was a full two page spread along with a story about another local veggie gardener.

As for the veggie garden itself we've been super busy mulching and watering. You'd swear it was Summer here and not Spring. Days regularly up to 30 or above usually accompanied with hot dry winds.

All the seeds I've planted have sprouted, this included the Sunflowers, Watermelon, Lettuce, Carrots, Beetroot and Cucumber.

I've also planted struck cuttings of Roma Tomato along with some Basil and Chives seedlings I purchased.

I also planted the Chilli seedlings I'd been growing on in pots. Um, what else, oh yeah, Zucchini, Climbing Bean and Spring Onion seeds have also been planted.

I'm still working on the Sweet Corn bed with some more needed on it tomorrow with planting to come this weekend.

That's about it for now, cheers,


Friday, October 4, 2013

The Chronicle story.

It just goes to show, you never know who's reading these bloggie things.

Yesterday I received an email from an The Chronicle reporter, that's our local newspaper, asking if she could have a chat to me about a story she is putting together about local veggie gardeners.

Seems she put the question to Dr. Google and up came the 'My Veggie Garden' blog.

Anyway, a time was set a chat was had and we're, that's me, the blog and the veggie garden, supposed to be in the paper tomorrow (5/10). You can be sure I'll post a link to the story when I find it and in the mean time I might have to go and do a little house cleaning for the rush of new visitors coming my way.

Sadly for me I have work tomorrow but the good news is I have all day Sunday and Tuesday to get veggie gardening and at this time of the year there's always something to do and plant.

Zucchini, Sweet Corn, Climbing Beans and some Spring Onions for starters will be getting planted along with the regular jobs of weeding, mulching, watering (is it ever going to rain?)

There's two tomato cuttings that have struck and a Gross Lizzy Tomato that need to be planted out as well.

Plenty to do, cheers and happy veggie gardening