Sunday, January 31, 2010

Week 20 - New Plantings

Over the last three weeks I removed all the squash, tomato and corn plants in readiness for replanting these beds with new seedlings.

This weekend I managed to find enough time to go out and get some of the seedlings to plant. With some help from my 5yr daughter I picked truss tomatoes, watermelon and iceberg lettuce.

Late on Sunday afternoon I planted the seedlings out. To minimize the potential of diseases from one crop spreading to the next I swapped the section of the beds I was using for the tomatoes. 

I also planted the watermelon in the far section of the new garden bed. This will mean when the vine starts to spread it will occupy a lesser used part of the garden (behind the trampoline) and wont be spilling over into other plants.
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Friday, January 8, 2010

Week 17 - New Garden Bed Part 3

The new garden bed has now been partially planted out. A row of spring onions has been planted along with two rows of Bok Choy (Green Stem).

What is going into the rest of this garden has not been decided. The next couple of weeks look to be a time for additional planting as both the squash and the lettuce appear to have finished fruiting/growing.

These will be dug up and the bed renewed ready for a new crop.