L over at 500m squared in Sydney started a series of posts all about succession planting to motivate herself and others to keep planting each week and avoid gaps in the harvest later in the season. I thought this week I would join in, though some of mine is first time planting, rather than succession planting because I’ve been so disorganised this season.
So this week I’ve planted….
Coriander – once again I’m having a go at this one despite the fact I have NEVER had success. I put it in a pot which went into the greenhouse.
Leeks, leeks and more leeks – three varieties, but all randomly scattered in a seed tray thanks to the help of two little girls. I’ll never know what variety is what, but who cares. Again leeks are something I’ve not had success with before and my first planting this year didn’t come up at all. However, I love leeks and everyone else seems to be able to grow them so I’m determined.
More lettuce – mixed variety.
Beans – Red runner beans, between the green stringless beans already growing in the garden.
Flowers – Marigolds, phlox, assylium, and a few others. Some of these will go into the vegetable garden, but most will find their place out the front.
I’m feeling a little discouraged about my veggie patch at the moment as I haven’t had a great deal of success with anything. Three of the four of my tomato seedlings died (sorry Skud!), only a few sunflowers have come through, the greens and radishes were attacked by snails before I got anything down to get rid of them and the two pumpkins are really struggling since they went in the ground. However, I am enjoying developing my front garden and have had more success out there. So while I would normally focus of edible succession planting, this year flowering plants are also high on my agenda.
Next week I need to think about getting some corn seeds and try those for a third time this year. And of course I need to do something about the tomato situation as well.
So what’s been planted at your place this week? And don’t forget to pop of to 500m2.
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