In reverse order:
Current state of play in the garden
- Eating more carrots. Two full circles would be a generous amount for next winter.
- Apricot and Peach buds are swelling on the trees
- Baby chicks are ready to move into the big shed but I want a fine day so they have lots of space to figure out pecking order etc
- Clover is growing really well – the first planting from about 3 months ago has proper clover leaves (the three together measure about a centimetre across), and the batch I planted 3-4 weeks ago is up and green.
- Salad box gave us a week of spinach for lunches. It started noticeable growing when the day length stretched out in the past ten days.
- We are now getting more than the magic ten hours of day light for plant growth. Shame the drizzle diffuses most of it.
- Chatted to the seedlings in the greenhouse. They say they like having the shelter from poxy late winter weather.
- Collected two more eggs on Sunday, another hen has started laying as we got two of different colours. Finally!
- Promised all the animals I would clean out their cages next week and added another layer of bedding on top.
- Hid inside out of the rain.
- Tasted exquisite pinot at the Tasmanian Pinot Showcase in Launceston.
- Sprayed the back garden & driveway fruit trees with a white oil/ copper spray.
- Planted Chilliwack raspberries for autumn fruiting at the top of the side fence.
- Pruned and tied up the rest of the raspberries, rolled more carpet underlay through the middle as path material.
Weekend before that [ ie I think this was the weekend ...]:
- Planted 2 Mary Washington and 3 unnamed Asparagus into pots while I wait for the ground to dry out where they are going
Played withUsed my new soil blockers and transplanted rocket and lettuce seedlings into 5cm blocks, and planted seed in tiny ones.
Garlic through the garden