This is a post from this same day, five years ago. And here I am again, with even the mice reliable as ever.
We went to Brisbane last weekend and I missed the leafy planting day, so this weekend is a garden catch up.
I’m planting in seed trays:
- silver beet
Just a few seeds of each – there will be at least a couple more rounds of most of them before the season is over, and I don’t want to run out of room. Most of these are frost hardy, at least for the very light frosts I might get, and some (like kale) will cope with heavy frost.
I’m planting into pots filled with a mix of mature compost, creek sand, and wood ash from our slow combusion stove:
- the leafies that I germinated last planting break, now at the two leaf stage and easy to transplant.
- Climbing peas (Telephone)
- Snow peas (Oregon Dwarf)
- Broad Beans (Aquadulce)
The mice got about half of the pea seeds I planted last time. The cold snap has brought them in. But that’s ok, I potted up about a third more than I wanted to plant out anyhow, so I’m not too far down.
I’m planting out into the garden:
- the leafies I germinated time before last and potted on last month, now 10 to 15 cm tall and going strong
- the survivors from the mouse attack
And that will bring me back up to date!