Hi guys, busyish week for me. Feeling energized now the winter solstice has been and gone.
Beginning to plan ahead to Spring veggie gardening but still planting some Winter veggies.
Started with a good frost and by 9:00 am it was warm enough to head outside into the garden.
I spent the morning pruning back a renegade climbing rose. And three full wheelie bins later it was back under control.
After a short break for lunch, it was veggie time.
I'd purchased three punnets of seedlings yesterday, mini cabbage, broccoli and some "heritage' lettuce.
I'd had the bed turned over a few weeks ago and just needed to add some fertiliser, give it a rake over and I was ready to plant.
Earlier in the week I wanted/needed to transplant a raspberry that I'd planted last year at my work veggie garden. Once I'd finished I found had a half dozen small raspberry suckers that need a new home so I was happy to oblige.
Anyhow, back today. After planting the seedlings I set about preparing for this seasons Corn patch.
I've got about 2/3 of it ready. I've got plenty of time though as the Corn bed is in shade all Winter long thanks to a massive northern wall. It's about the end of September before I can get enough sun to plant up the bed. I've got a couple of bags of cow manure in the shed that I'll add near the end of August and give it a dig over once again before I plant.
After that it was a bit of weeding and by then the day was starting to cool off again and I still need to run over the lawn with the mower before the lights went out.
Also the Broad Beans I'd planted a while back have been loving the cold and rainy conditions we've had lately. They look very happy and healthy.
Burgon and Ball digging forks on my veggie bucket list for a while and this coming weekend is the Queensland Garden Expo weekend at Nambour and I'm hoping the same guy is there this year as last year and I can finally pick one up for myself.