Sunday, September 14, 2014

Another Busy Weekend.

Wow, my first full weekend to myself and a productive and surprising weekend it was.

Productive simply because I managed to get a lot done, obviously.

Mainly maintenance gardening jobs like weeding, spreading and side dressing with compost, applying liquid fertiliser, some pruning and then today I got lots of seed planting done.

Talking about seeds, I watched a short video from Blooming In Brisbane Gardening TV by Claire Bickle who looked at salad greens including sorrel, chicory, rocket, mustard giant red, watercress and kale.

Some of these I don't have so this morning I placed an order with Edan Seeds for Chicory, Fennel Florence - Romanesco, Mustard - Red Splendor and Sorrel. While I was there I also added some Shallots, the red bunching variety which are highly coloured at all ages and a packet of Helchrysum, Tom Thumb Mixed for the bees.

Still on seeds I went mad planting this morning including, 
Eggplant, take two (first sowing failed to proceed)
Taskeniki,
Red Square,
and Rosa Bianca.

Carrot - baby, Cabbage - red, Lettuce - Great Lakes, Tomato - keepsake, Zinnia and Cosmos,
Lemon basil, Lemon cucumber, More borage, Cosmos Bright lights,
Pumpkin, Leek and Watermelon.

That took care of most of today and this afternoon I went to a get together for the Toowoomba area Backyard Veggie Growers group.
 
And surprising simply because we received and unexpected nine mils of rain on Saturday night.


Not much else, bunged a few spuds into the ground, planted a couple of lettuce and a few Chinese cabbage.

Just have to sit back now and watch it all grow.

Cheers

Stewart.
 

 

 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Stewart,

I missed another garden group? I looked for an update on this blog, and also on Facebook, but didn't see that it was on.

How can I make sure I know about the next one?

Cheers,
Peggy

Stewart Dorman said...

Hi Peggy, I won't put personal details here on my blog but if you go to the facebook group and join there then we will be able to keep you in the loop.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/320467438120599/

Stewart Dorman said...

The next get together is the 12th of Oct at Highfields.

Will be great to meet you there.

Polly Oz said...

Thanks Stewart, I've been joined, but Facebook is a mystery to me, I can never find the same thing twice :) I've found the info for Highfields, now I'll make sure it is in my calendar, before the post disappears into the yawning void that is the timeline!