Monday, 24 March 2008

Today's sowing

The growing challenge goddess will be happy - today I grabbed a heap of herb seeds, some of them woefully out of date (but you never know your luck!) and potted them up. The kids helped and within an hour, we had over 100 little pots (that were just hanging around doing nothing) filled and awaiting the rain that the goddess is now delivering. Thank you, universe!

Here's what we planted: arnica, bergamot, bilberry, calendula, caraway, chickweed, chives, clary sage, cranberry, cress, dill, marshmallow, nigella, parsley, sage, witch hazel.
Not sure if they'll all be viable, but you never know unless you try.

Also planted some more veges for the cooler months: spring onion, winter lettuce, pai tsai, wong bok, kale, English spinach, mustard greens; and I sprinkled around some of the white beetroot, carrot and parsnip seed that I was harvesting, just in case they take off.

Currently we are picking raspberries, pears, quince, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants (aubergines), zucchini (courgettes), beans (both purple and green), rocket, English spinach and pai tsai. Oh, and the red cabbage I turned into sauerkraut (I hope!) a couple of days ago and heaps of herbs. Gloat, gloat gloat. How lucky are we to be able to grow our own food!

Must start thinking about chookies and ducks and I wonder if the park across the road could accommodate a milking goat?

love and light


seemie said...

Hi, I find you through the Growing Challenge, interesting and promising blog!


TheCrone said...

Hey gorgeous!

Love you posts and you're tagged btw!