Monday, February 17, 2014
This morning I went out armed with a list of seeds to sow. I try to write much more neatly than this but when I write a list just for me, it is always a scribble. Anyway that's what was sown in the gorgeously moist garden this morning- carrot, fennel, lettuce, mustard, parsley, radish, salsify, silverbeet, swede and rocket all directly sown. I missed on the beetroot because I discovered I don't have any seeds. They are on my shopping list.
Sown into little pots of seed raising mix- broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and onions. Often I just directly sow these things as well as put some in pots. Whatever works. That's how I roll.
Sweet potatoes are growing well too but the actual tubers are quite a while away yet. The young leaves and shoots can be eaten apparently but I haven't tried them. Maybe I'll give them a go, I love trying new things.
I really should have pulled up these onions before we had rain but they were being stored nicely in the dry garden bed. Not to worry, I pulled up the last of them this morning and they are on the veranda drying out nicely. I never grow enough onions. I use a kilogram a week. In my opinion, they are one of the few vegetables that store bought usually tastes just as good so I don't worry too much about aiming for onion self-sufficiency. Of course growing them at home you can grow different varieties but they have always been hit and miss in my garden. Most likely I have just planted the wrong variety for my area. This lot did well so it was a hit.
It's not all digging and planting and playing in the mud. I'm sending off a little birthday something for a post circle friend with a birthday coming up. I just like making things, growing things and spreading a little bit of kindness.
No fun now though, I'm writing the shopping list and off to the not so super supermarket. I don't like shopping. Can you tell?