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I was up early this morning in the garden. It's the best time, when the sun is just rising and the day is relatively cool. I can get a lot done between 6 and 8am.
This morning I cleared down some dirt and planted some potatoes slips. I have the excess dirt piled to one side so as the plants grow I can add more and more dirt. I hope we don't get heavy rain, it wiped out my potato growing attempts last time.
I sowed some red and some white onion seeds into the old shelving I salvaged from the garage. Here we go again!
I sowed some leek seeds in one of the polystyrene containers I'd found. I'm still deciding what to put in the second one. Radish or carrots would be ideal but though I love the foliage of carrots I find them to be annoying little veggies to grow. Also, when I've grown radish in the past no one has particularly eaten them, even though I told my husband and youngest son that they would be good for their sinus problems. Actually.... I'm thinking to sow some more lettuce seeds... rocket and salad bowl would be nice, I may wait for a couple weeks, I already have romaine and salad bowl seedlings planted.
I'm eagerly waiting for my tomato seedlings to grow enough for me to be able to plant them out. I've prepared: Golden Sunrise, Red Pear, Gardener's Delight, Beefsteak and Tigerella. I only sowed the Gardener's Delight and Tigerella a couple days ago so it's going to take a while!
I needed to bite the bullet and tackle my growing strawberries fears. I saw pictures of AngelsGardens strawberries growing and decided now is the time to try. So I followed the instructions on the back of the seed pack for the Sarian F1 variety. I have sowed just six seeds in cells and placed them in a plastic bag.
I've sowed some dill and coriander in cells this time, for some reason (probably because the herb bed doesn't get regularly watered!) my attempts to sow these directly into the herb bed are failing, over and over again. I really have been without coriander in my cooking for way too long.
For the last few months I've been buying and planting seedlings, sowing various seeds, harvesting and feeding and tending my plants continuously. It's very satisfying and rewarding. Just when I think I can't plant anything else I either harvest something or find a container of some sort.