Thursday, March 5, 2009

From Seed to Seed – February

As I mentioned earlier, I have taken up Melinda’s growing challenge.

I grew some veggies last year and over summer I tried a few varieties using heirloom seeds. This season I have even more heirloom varieties to try and also to save their seed to use next year.

I thought I would post a round up at the end of each month (or beginning of the following month if I am really slack) to summarise what I have been up to in the garden as well as a brief list of things to do over the next month.

If you are interested in joining the challenge or want to check out what other participants are up to, visit One Green Generation for the links.

Currently sowing
Corn Salad, Radicchio pallla rosa early, Mesclun Lettuce mix, Beetroot Melbourne early slowbolt, Cauliflower phenomenal early, Cabbage red dutch, Valerian.
Newly Planted
Dwarf Sweet Peas, Purple Basil, Thai Basil,
Harvesting
Capsicum, Cherry Tomatoes, Chamomile, Sweet Basil,
Seed Saving
Lettuce x 2 (I knew I should have marked what types they were when I planted them – all I know is that they are yummy!), Agapanthus

These are my current seeds I am saving. I chopped the heads off at the end of flowering and I am letting them dry in the garage. Hopefully, they will be successful.

To Do

  • Plant out lavender, chervil, pennyroyal, and beetroot seedlings.
  • Remove the last of the Lazy housewife beans from the trellis and compost soil to prepare for sweet peas.
  • Continue preparing the rest of the garden beds for the winter crop.
  • Look at seed saving for chamomile, borage and tomato.
  • Sow next batch of winter veg.
  • Figure out when and how to harvest the Rosella (pictured below)

2 comments:

Fiona said...

My gosh you are going to be so busy - I am very worried about my garden. When moving our hens today they escaped and I won't be able to catch them until tonight - They are eyeing of my vegie patch. I could cry because we have not fenced it yet.

Kelly said...

I have been reading several Austrailian blogs lately and y'all have me very excited about my veggie garden this year. It's only my second year so my goal is to extend my growing season. Guess I better start bloggin about the seeds I've started on my table - I hope to have those in the ground by the end of the month. Keep blogging -it keeps me motivated.

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