Thus, when MKid came to spend his first term holidays with us last month, we had to repeat what we did last year. In April 2010, I had just purchased a Stack-a-Tub and MKid and I had planted that up with basil, peas and baby spinach.
The peas sort of worked, I had a rogue tomato plant raise it's head, and that did well, the baby spinach - nada, and the basil - perfect. Since then I have converted the Stack-a-Tub to my version of a "herb spiral" - that works much better.
But this year MKids aim was bigger, so we planted up an entire (small) raised bed with peas...
|RMan and MKids favourite vegetable - peas|
My broad beans are coming along nicely, although the south easter is playing havoc with them. I have had to give them front and back support. I have also sown a row of Franchi Sementi yellow, white and orange carrots in front of the beans - my space is so limited, I have to try and make use of all, and any, space I have. I can't wait to grow vegetables on the farm - so much space - how am I going to control myself?
|Sowing carrot seeds is a breeze|
with the Magic Seeder :-)
And I am still harvesting egg plants and capsicum - I can't eat green peppers (like fresh coriander and cucumbers, they repeat on me too much) but red, yellow and orange - hmmm delicious :-) I have a feeling that I am going to have to pickle some...
Tradition works for me - as well as being a repetitive lesson for grandkids :-) I sent him home with his own packets of pea and carrot seeds so that he can have a small veggie garden at his mum's place. I can't wait to see how his garden grows LOL
Oh, and, before I forget, I discovered a gardening tip yesterday. Did you know that tea leaves, especially Rooibos (Red Bush), scattered around vulnerable plants, discourage slugs and snails? (It must surely also work with normal tea leaves.) And the Rooibos tea leaves are simultaneously feeding the soil with copper, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc, manganese and magnesium. Now that's the kind of tip I love!