Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Back to Basics- Week 6

I am a couple of days later than intended with my Back to Basics post but I haven't had the computer turned on since last Friday. It has been a nice break even though I didn't get too much done.

Sowing or Planting:
  • 1 row Climbing Princess beans
  • rice(an experimental patch in an old bath tub)
  • sprouts


  • choko
  • 4 x turmeric tubers
  • petunias


  • asparagus
  • lettuce
  • herbs
  • mushrooms
  • globe artichoke
  • broad beans
  • green garlic

Observations: The compost volunteer tomatoes and other self-sown tomatoes are growing well. The 6 tomato seedlings bought to have a head start are lagging behind (ofcourse).


  • ordering free seeds and saffron crocus from Digger's Seeds
  • reading Homegrown Whole Grains by Sara Pitzer again
  • organising bees for a new hive


  • staking young fruit trees which were knocked about by the recent wild winds
  • cheesemaking- Camembert
  • making compost (using alot too)


  • donated blood on Monday
  • visited the local botanical gardens


balletmama said...

Love the blog Tracy...your roses are just beautiful!

Linda said...

I should try growing chokos one day. This year isn't good because we are supposed to be painting, but I have always liked chokos. Maybe the kids would enjoy them too.