Monday, February 17, 2014

Monday 17/2

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.

 That rain has been put to good use. The cucumbers are coming on and making me impatient.

 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?


Jan said...

Lots of good things on that seed list. What variety of cucumber is that, please?

I bought some years ago in Cessnock when we had land at Wollombi. No one in Sydney knew the name of the prickly cucumber, although several elderly people remembered it from parents' gardens.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Glad you got some rain, I will be getting my seed figured out for spring. I plan on planting a lot of beetroot ( we just call them beets here) and then pickling them and canning them in mason jars. My garden is sleeping under a layer of snow now so it will be awhile.

Vickie said...

rain makes sucha I have to confess I read your headers as "Garden" & "pets"..could not work it out then slapped myself after reading your post and realizing it said pots ..I so enjoy seeing your gardening photo's and reading about your garden adventures, cheers Vickie

shez said...

good you got some rain Tracy we got a little bit here ,and i love the birthday card you made,its very cute.xx

Lisa said...

Yes, I can tell! I can also tell that your scribble is far clearer than my regular handwriting (as you well know)

Your gardening plans are very exciting.

Joolz said...

Your scribble looks a lot like mine! :)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Seeing your sweet potatoes reminds me to add them to my gardening list for this year. Thanks!! :)