A big day gardening here today. We are still getting more beds prepared while things are sprouting in the woodshed (our seedling house). Wasn’t too bad this morning, but was very windy by afternoon, gusting about 150km per hour. Ian and I got heaps done though. Some fencing around the corn patch (corn still in the shed till the frosts are past).
We finally weeded this garden, which has the original raised bed we put in when we first moved here. It has been fallow all winter, so the weeds were nearly waist high.
We are expanding to use this part of the garden, which apart from the camellia (which is doing great after a heavy prune a few months ago) has our newish citrus trees in it, and an olive too, which was a gift from friends. I’m planning to plant some beans here, so Ian has dug a trench and loaded it with compost, as the soil here isn’t great.
This is next to that corner, which we haven’t weeded yet.
We still have a little compost yet, so I’m saving that for the place where our artichokes are going to be planted.
In the seedling house lots of things are growing. The silver beet has come up, borlotti beans, two truss tomatoes, a purple artichoke, basil, Lebanese cucumbers.
On the job list for tomorrow is to get some carrots and radishes planted as they are sow direct, and to plant the cabbage seedlings that Clare gave me.