Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bibs and bobs.

Geez Louise, enough already, 32° yesterday and 34° today.  It's a mini heat wave for us Toowoomberites.

Been up early watering all the little seedlings I've planted. Good news is they're all holding up well.

I direct sowed some Great Lakes seeds on Tuesday.  I'm concerned about their soil drying out so I've put a light mulch over them, that I hope they can push through, to help prevent it drying.

Sunflower seeds  I planted for the chooks have sprouted but only 3 out of 12 so far. Quietly confident the rest will sprout though.

Nothing from the water melon seeds I planted at the same time but I still remain hopeful.

I've also sown carrot and bean seeds so I hope they come through this hot weather and I've also managed to get the sweet corn patch prepared and ready for sowing.

That's about it for now, chooks are still laying well though they do back off a bit when the weather gets hot. I've have basil, parsley and peppermint growing in pots all doing well.  Potted on a couple of chillies I started from seed, marjoram and a piece of Apple mint I managed to strike. And some oregano too.

Cheers and tootle-oo


Monday, September 23, 2013


Stiff, sore and exhausted. Been digging and clearing all day so I can plant seeds all day tomorrow. 

After months and months of neglect it's starting to look like a backyard again.

Carrots, beans, tomato, spring onions, lettuce, basil and something else I can't remember right now all on the to plant list for tomorrow. Only managed to sow some Great Lakes lettuce today.

Still want to get a bed ready for some Sweet Corn so as soon as I get all those planted that will be priority #1. 

29° tomorrow and 33° on Wednesday, though, hot and dry too, not great seed planting weather.

 Damn the compost is full too. Need another Gedye Bin.

Anywho, 'till next time, happy gardening


Mmmm delicious

Weeding around the garlic patch and the garlic aroma is simply delicious.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday, Sunday.

Positively glorious day here today but sadly I'm working in the cab.

Happily I have Monday and Tuesday to myself with heaps of seed planting planed. There's beans, basil, carrots and an assort of other seeds to be planted plus heaps of maintaining to get through as well. There's Charlie carp to water, mulching, watering and weeding.

On top of all this I've got to get a bed cleaned up so I can plant a small sweet corn crop.

Busy times with plenty to do.

What's keeping you busy?

Cheers and happy veggie gardening.