Gosh it has been two weeks or so since I was here. Honestly I think I have slept for most of it. By 1pm I am buggered and out of it on the couch. And back in bed at 8pm. 16weeks and counting.
But I have been doing garden things in between naps and this sudden need to eat pineapples. Heres quick run through the garden beds.
Bed 1 This season is the cucurbitaceae bed. So far cucumbers and zuchini’s have been sown. The zuchini’s have germinated but the cucumbers are being slow.
Bed 2 Was the old broccoli bed which was wiped out by the heat wave in August. So now I have peanuts and shallots in it. The shallots were rotting in the cupboard (when exactly did I buy them?) so I decided at least if they are in the ground they might grow. My baby brain can’t remember what season they should have been planted.
Bed 3 Is the root crops. I have a bumper crop of onions, garlic and beetroot. Best yet I think. I have cheated a bit this season and brought, oh gee, a tub of fertilizer. Glup. I am so fed up with the garden starving so I decided for now to use a commercial product. I think I plant to thickly so the plants need much more food than what is available. So fingers crossed this will help.
Bed 4 contains the legumes. The peas and snow peas are still growing, we eat them steamed for dinner each night – Yum. The big monster pea bush died in the August heat wave. Despite being given buckets of water. Eventually I let it go and dozens of pods dry out and I harvested 2 cups of dried peas. Dwarf bean seeds were planted yesterday. I think they were Gourmet Delights by Yates.
Bed 5 is still waiting for the tomatoes. They are in the propagator as I type. So they should be ready in a few weeks. Meanwhile I will buy one tomato seedling so I hopefully will get a harvest sooner.
Now I just need some rain. The 3mm yesterday was lovely, but can I be greedy and ask for more? Please?