Another warm day here and more to come. I have been getting the garden beds cleaned out and ready to plant into when it cools down a bit. I need to do this as I have decided that I am going to plant many more vegetables this year. I want to grow more than enough for us with plenty to give away too. I know I can, I have before but slacked off last year and I did let most of the growing areas get out of control.
T came out and helped pull weeds and grass out of the tank gardens yesterday then I put a few chooks under netting in the big tank garden...was going to do that again today but am dog-sitting and he is too keen to get close to them. He goes home tomorrow so over the weekend I will put half a dozen or so out there again and hopefully they will clean up all the slaters and other bugs and grubs that are there. I have been throwing grass clippings on these gardens and the soil is not toooo bad but can be improved. I have had the sprinklers on it getting it damp and next week, after the chooks have scratched around and done their job, I will cover it with chook yard mulch and throw on some cow manure too. Anything really, then I will put the chooks back in for another scratch around.
I need to get stuff that I want to eat during the cold weather in and as I can never remember what should be planted when I will need to look up some sites that will tell me. Gardenate seems to be an OK site and I do get emails from them but with this new computer I can't find the ones from last year.
I was going to buy some seedling a few days ago but was too tight to fork out the money for plants that I could grow myself from seeds that I already have...Now I need to make sure that I am not too lazy to get the seeds planted and growing so that I can get them in the ground.
What are your gardens like? What do you plan to plant for Winter?
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