but we finished the week in style. chooks are laying 2-3 eggs a day now, rather than 1-2 .... i think even they are trying to will spring to get here! we found ourselves in a position of doing some fun planning, wrapping up propagating and seeing our patience beginning to pay off!
we've been wanting to modify our side beds for a while. when we built them we were eager and ignorant. we had six 1.5 x 1.5 semi attached beds that were far too deep. this meant i had to use valuable bed space to make a walking path. we have severely modified the size of the beds with a bit of a keyhole design, allowing me to have access to all sides of the beds without stepping into them. there is one "almost dead spot" that i can't reach .... for this we will be placing a worm tower .... and bob's your uncle. scott got this all finished today .... with a little help from the kids as well!
i've also been working on the back crescent bed. i have a dream to have trellis's running on one side (beans on the trellis, strawberries and asparagus for ground cover), with giant sunflowers and corn on the other (with beans running up this, and probably early zucchini as a ground cover too) ... .this will be my high growing bed. today, i installed the trellis .... happy girl!
i've been madly propagating as well. felt a bit bad when i realised that i could use chopped up willow leaves as the propagation medium. but i can't worry too much as we don't have a willow! so i am using the packet propagation mix. currently have pineapple sage, lavender and two kinds of wattle that i've put in pots. i'm looking forward to seeing how that works out.
in my green house i have heaps growing! (in spite of an errant child going in and up-ending a grow shelf! grrrrr!) the kohlrabi is coming on well, as is the celeriac .... and i've even got some celtuce in .... these are my ugly veg! the beetroot, cauliflower, kavelo nero and cabbage are looking great. i've even taken the plunge and have a few beans in as well. and yes! we have tomato's seeds in that are my early season mix.
the disappointment remains .... <sigh> leeks. a whole pallet of 24 spots with 2-3 seeds in each in wonderful seed raising mix and what do i have to show? well ... two little spikes ..... <sigh> what am i doing wrong?
|two leeks out of this whole pallet! |
what am i doing wrong!!!!!
|my macrame pea climbing|
ah spring .... it's in the air .... i can feel it .... with the great sunshine we had today, how could you not? i know it's still a bit away ... but each day is just that much closer to my spring happy dance!