Thursday, November 20, 2014

Planting the Spring Garden, and hoping for some surprises...

It's been a couple of years since I've filled all the back garden with plants and seeds.  I've put in a few things, but health issues have limited my energy.

However, I'm back in form!  And after arriving home from my wonderful holiday to find it all completely overgrown, I've taken a deep breath, dug it over, and planted beans, silver beet, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, tomato, courgette, cauliflower, capsicum and basil plants.  And sown radish, cauliflower, celery, carrot, pea, bean, pumpkin and parsnip seeds. 

My seeds were bought in a flurry of enthusiasm several years ago, which means they are - well - several years out of date.  (Umm, best before January 2011?!)  But they are Kings' Seeds, and I'm getting a surprisingly good germination rate!  My goal was actually to use them up this year, and quite a few empty packets have met the weeds in the bin, but now I'm wondering if I'm going to have plenty of veg to give away!  Hope so!

There is one row that makes me laugh - have just sown it.

Random seeds!
At the bottom of my plastic seed box was a medley of seeds - who would know which packet they were from?! - and the choice was either to toss them out, or sow them!  So they are in a nice row, and I wait to see if they sprout, if they grow, and what they are!  They should be all herbs and/or veg, but there could be the odd flower in there!