My intention of participating in this little series of posts started by L at 500m2 in Sydney has proven more intention less action. Sometimes this is because of being busy, enduring hideous weather or just plain forgetting. But it’s also because I have an ENORMOUS pumpkin plant growing in every conceivable direction and leaving me with little remaining space. I keep cutting it back and it just keeps on growing.
Having said that I do have a couple of little bare patches where past attempts at growing from seed have failed (leeks, beetroot I am not happy!)
This week in those spots I have planted…
Yet more leeks! I am persistent you’d have give me that. I’ve once again tried them direct in the ground and this time have fortified that area to keep the cat out of it. I’ve also planted another lot in a seed tray and will hope and pray they come up. It’s just about the last of my seeds so this may be it.
Beans – It’s perhaps getting a little late for beans but as I lost most of my plants in the heat I thought it would be worth giving them one more go. I planted a variety called beanette which is a dwarf variety and according to Gardenate they are still a goer this month in this climate.
Parsley – I have some growing in a pot, but it’s not keeping up with demand so more is needed. These seeds came from Andrea at Harvest with Glee some time ago so I hope they’re still good. (And Andrea the flowers from your zinnia seeds are putting on quite the display in my front garden at the moment. I put some photos on Facebook on Sunday. Thanks, I’m going to try and collect seeds from these ones so I can plant them again next year as well.)
That’s it for this week. Next on the cards are beetroot and more rocket, but I can’t promise when that will be.