Monday, 11 February 2008

Garden Log: 10 Feb 08

Another week with no rain
and none on the seven day forecast to come.
Cool conditions though...
...very unusual for February.
Friday's min of 6.5C was a bit chilly.

Early in the week I planted out some comfrey and yarrow under the potting bench near the tap. I often manage to spill or overflow the watering cans when filling them and that along with the run-off from the bench will keep them going. I used up-turned wire hanging baskets to keep Mrs Houdini from scratching them up.

The young brassicas have been growing well BUT the cabbage moths have found them already so I have placed them in a curtained far it's working.

The newly germinating seeds are growing, except for one that The Black Ninja sat on!
Potted on the bigger ones and put them straight under a curtain to keep those moths off.
  • 6 Green Goliath Broccoli
  • 4 Mini Cauliflower
  • 6 Red Shiso
  • 8 Red Cabbage
  • 2 January King Cabbage
  • 4 Corn Salad
  • Celpar (Parcel)
  • Poppies
Also planted some seeds of:
  • Green Silver (beet)
  • Lucerne Sequel

Re-potted up herbs for companion planting later:
  • 4 Tansy
  • 4 Yarrow
  • 2 Roman Wormwood
  • 5 Bronze Fennel
  • 6 Canary Island Lavender

I've made up some wicking boxes and planted some early Autumn greens with companions.
Cauliflower, Kale, Broccoli with Thyme, Parsley, Egyptian Tree Onions, Lebanese Cress.
This will be the subject of an upcoming post.

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732


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