Sunday, December 11, 2011
Today Abby, Heidi, Zoe and I went to the garden for a late-afternoon visit. We did some weeding, planted a few basil seedlings and added compost to the areas where we've already harvested things- these areas are now ready to plant again. We harvested lettuces, radishes, silverbeet and a broccoli. Yum! The babies did well, but both of the mums had close encounters with stinging things- Abby knelt in a pile of stinging nettle, and Alex was stung by a bee. Ouch on both counts!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Woops, this is a late post about our gardening session on Thursday morning. Zoe and I did heaps of weeding (we pulled out an entire wheelbarrow full of weeds), and put mulch on the freshly-weeded areas. We planted some more soya beans and harvested a big lettuce, some mizuna and some radishes. There were lots of other people at the garden, so we had a fun time. Zoe was given yoghurt by a nice lady from Bhutan. Combined with the beetroot that she had already been eating, it made a pretty picture...
There were some young basil seedlings that would be great to plant- unfortunately we ran out of time. Also, it would be great to put some more carrots in. Next time maybe!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Friday afternoon (Dec 2) Heidi and I made our way to the garden to water it. However we only watered some smaller plants as the irrigation has now been installed! We talked with other gardeners and harvested a few lettuces and radishes. There were no seedlings out to plant so we decided to return another day. Everything is coming along nicely!