This weekend has been nice and productive in the garden. The purchase of 3 new pots into which I was able to finally empty the bokashi bins contents (combined with potting mix) has given me a bit more space the grow things. In celebration I have planted out some (shop bought) seedlings of cabbage, silverbeet and tomato. I also transplanted the seedlings from my trays and scattered some carrot seed into the new pots. I am aiming for a nice jumbled crowded mess which is good because I am sure that is what I am going to end up with!!! I am also starting some seeds in Jiffy pots on the kitchen window sill to give them a bit of a headstart - rockmelon, two types of zuccini, tomato, basil and thyme. I cant wait until the balcony is a little jungle and I have to step through sprawling vines to get to the other end :) I plan on cramming as much into this space as possible - I think the next move will have to be hanging baskets along the house wall! And this time the fatcat is excluded - below are some older pictures of our very first potato harvest and an explanation for why after 10 months here I havent harvested anything else other than herbs... this is what happened when my darling old cat who I've had since year 3 decides the soil in the tomato bed is oh so nice and warm to sleep on!
The not-quite-famine-ending harvest of potatoes.
The bane of my plants existence - Zoe
I also attempted making bread by hand for the first time using a recipe from my new book. They were very buttery and tasted almost like a cross between a croissant and a bread roll. Quite edible though so satisfactory for my first go.
The swirly bundle
And lastly, garden progress:
The lemon tree is covered in tiny buds! I cant wait to taste the first juicy lemon!
And what will become the standard weekly garden progress pic showing the tiny transplanted seedlings and the three new pots...I think I will be able to fit another 3 or 4 so room for perhaps another 2 dwarf fruit trees. Mmmmm jungle :D
That's all for now! Off to pop the roast in the oven then curl up with my sweetheart and make the most of the last hours of the weekend!