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It has been five weeks since the last edition and finally I have something to gloat about. Things are growing, the beds have been turned and we have one more major planting to do and then it is time to kick back and start enjoying the harvests.
Yes look how big everything got in just only five weeks, incredible isn’t it. The silverbeet is ready to start harvesting, the broccoli are looking healthy and those tomatoes have flowers on them and going to double in size again after this rain we had this weekend. I am finally winning in the garden again. Pests to date are just grasshoppers, caterpillars and a few rogue aphids.
Honestly click back to last month and see empty garden beds to see how much we got done this month. I am so proud.
PLANTING: Remember those trays of seedlings from last month, well they are all in the ground and they are doing really well. March was terrible with rain so I was watering daily to keep them going. We lost a few however most have pulled through. With the addition of the ducks I was using their skanky bath water to water the plants too and it turns out the stinky duck smelling water is like liquid fertilizer. So what went into the soil you ask; broccoli, tomatoes, zucchinis, beans, more beans, snowpeas, silverbeet, beetroot, radish, button squash, basil and parsley. Seeds were also sown – lettuces, asian greens, more silverbeet, carrots, beetroots, onions, cabbages, kale and a few heirloom tomatoes. This month all that is left to go in is potatoes, garlic and the last round of seedlings that are getting taller.
HARVESTING: Potatoes, the last of the okra, rosellas for jam, luffas and kale. That’s it. I had to buy tomatoes the other day, I couldn’t get over the price or the lack of taste. I hate having to buy veggies. April looks like it is going to be plentiful.
Get the spuds in
Plant the garlic
Last month I mentioned I was going to use my sunflower stems like a trellis for my beans and snow peas. Turns out they rotted heaps due to the two huge downpours we had one at the start of the month and one at the end. So we installed some old pool fencing. Below is also the last areas to get planted out this month.
Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time.
A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at www.lizziemoult.com.