In my second only Succession Planting Tuesday I need to apologise to L for my complete and utter slackness in this department. As much as I think it’s a brilliant idea at keeping the garden going and avoiding both incredible gluts and then complete scarcity, I have been total crap at actually remembering to plant anything.
Well on Sunday while Mr Good watched the Ashes and Miss Two snoozed on the couch (for three hours!!) Miss Four and I hit the garden with seed box in hand. We started with more flowers, her favourite, we did some Asylum, Portulaca, Nasturtiums, Cosmos and Zinnias. Of course in true Miss Four style the planting was all rather random so we’ll see what comes up.
Then is was on to the main event, vegetables. Firstly, pak choy between the lettuce and silverbeet. I don’t know what happened the first time, but they didn’t even come up. Having said that I caught Mr Good standing right where I’d planted these so that doesn’t bode well for my second attempt. Next was yet another lot of leeks after the last lot, which survived the two weeks away, got pulled out by Miss Two. I decided to sow the seeds direct in the garden where she can’t get at them in the hope that I might get a couple actually grow. And finally more red and white radishes.
I had planned to put in a couple of pumpkin seeds as the pumpkin plants were the only thing I lost while we were away but we ran out of time after mulching most of the garden and transplanting some tomatoes that were growing too close together.. I’m not sure if it’s too late for pumpkins, but I thought I’d give it a go anyway. I’ll try and get them in next week.
And of course I should say – Happy New Year, see you round in 2014!