Three months hiatus and writing here has slipped off my radar. I'm sure I'll get back into the habit though that doesn't really sound too positive. Writing out of habit. I'm not, I'm writing because I wish to.
I have been quite tired lately. Most nights I am first into bed and usually by 8:30pm at the latest. I just can't stay up late. I would like to because an extra hour or so would be good for stitching or reading or letter-writing or whatever. It will be school holidays in a little while and oddly enough that always gives me a burst of energy. I'm looking forward to it.
|Boring pots of ungerminated tomato seeds|
The crimson broad beans that the cockatoos haven't destroyed (yet) are looking a treat. Broad beans may not be to everyone's taste but I think they could be planted just for their flowers alone and as bee fodder because they love them.
|New seeds- yay.|
I need to sort out my seed box. it is a mess. There are seeds in there that were marked sow before 2009. Ever the optimist, I sowed them but marked the pots as old seed so if they don't germinate, the seeds are gone. Not in the bin, just broadly sown in the garden in the hope that they will emerge as green manure at the very least. Yes, I am an optimist.
|My hat and my cat|
I have been looking at food forest type of gardening (mostly on Youtube). I really like the idea. A jungle of food with things tucked in here and there. I'm aiming for that kind of garden this summer. Beds heavily planted to out-compete the weeds and inter-planting good companions to fool the pests. I'm sure it will look a right mess to someone else but I love the picture I have in my mind.
I also want my vegetable garden to work hard for me this summer. I am on a mission, saving money in earnest for a big trip next year. I hope I haven't jinxed myself.