Days merge into weeks, weeks merge into months…..and always I feel like I am chasing my tail and wondering what I’m supposed to be doing. Priorities are continually changing and I need to find a way to change with them……after two years of this lark it’s high time to sort out a new routine for myself…
With outstanding jobs mounting up quicker than seeds are germinating I decided it was time to have a full day in the garden to get on top of things again. It was a typical day of a bit of everything…..seeding, planting, structure making, weeding, tidying, organising…..and so on…..here is the morning session…..the afternoon session will follow in part two.
On a scorching day, that felt like summer, I got stuck into the tedious job of pricking out seedlings…it feels like it takes forever so I keep reminding myself of the food to come. It is also time to start bringing the indoor seedlings/plantlets to the garden to begin the process of hardening off…..
Seed sowing continues……..today it’s all about the Loofah and the Achocha……plus a few back-ups for the squash I started indoors. I also put something out in the garden which always makes me think that summer will be just around the corner.
The direct sowing continues…..today it’s all about the beans, both climbing and bush varieties, with old favourites like Gigantes and some lovely new types to try……….and the chickpeas, one of my all time favourite vegetables to both grow and scoff.
At last, the time has come…..all the major bed preparation and structure building has been done…..so it’s time to start sowing. Today is the beginning of a week long seed sowing marathon and it feels great!
It’s time for the last big jobs to be done. Today I am making my vegetable cathedral for climbing squash and climbing beans. Going vertical frees up so much space for other crops so it is well worth my effort…..even on a rainy day.
So much to do, so little energy to do it with! A surprise parcel helps though……. With a predicted cold spell I get stuck into earthing up my spuds and protecting the new herbs…….dig a little more, move lots of heavy stuff and generally work until I need a beer……and what a beer it was!