Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Autumn To Do List

This and next month's To Do List
If I post this here I might have a better chance of getting something done! redfacerolleyesredface

Front Garden DONE
Empty the wheelbarrow full of potting mix (has been standing there way too long)
Mix it with some extra soaked coir, blood and bone and some water holding granules.
Use this mix to revitalise the soil around the birdbath out the front.
Plant up the Birdbath (See Here) - Seedlings of Seaside/Mexican Daisy Erigeron karvinskianus, Ageratum Ageratum mexicana and Sweet William Dianthus barbatus.
Watering system check and adjust as needed. See Here
Mulch with Sugarcane

Herb Spiral See Here DONE
Remove the NZ Spinach and Parsley (both dead)
Hoe soil and add blood and bone.
Re-plant area with Sages - Grandfather Sage Salvia apiana, Golden Sage Salvia officinalis variegata and Purple Salvia officinalis 'Purpurea', Pennyroyal Menta pulegium, Alpine Strawberries Fragaria vesca
Check, clear and adjust watering system to the spiral.
Mulch with Sugarcane

Bed 1 DONE
Remove Eggplants that are no longer flowering and I need the space for other things to grow.
Pull off mulch and gently hoe the soil removing any Slaters/Earwigs I find.

Fence Bed DONE
Pick Gourds and remove dead foliage from fence.
Remove Zinnias.
Pull back mulch and hoe soil remove bugs as above.

Dog Pen Garden started
Prune old growth from Thornless Blackberry and tie up new canes.
Prune edge bed and take cuttings from plants there.
Prune back the Sweet Potato that is threatening to take over the whole garden!!
General tidy up in area ready for work to begin on outdoor kitchen area.

In the Kitchen Garden See Here DONE
Berry Bed Remove errant Boysenberry that doesn't want to die!
Tidy Loganberry and Strawberries.
Remove shade cloth.
Remove Perennial Sunflowers, dig up some tubers (before they take over that section of garden)
Cut down Jerusalem Artichokes, Burdock and old Carrot stems.
Prune Rosemary hedge around the edge, Lemon Verbena and Lavender under the clothes line.
Check and adjust watering system.
Take down fence (part of) and gate for better access into Dog Pen now Luckydog has gone.

Back Pergola DONE
Fill large pots and plant with salad greens.
Move a couple of Wicking Boxes (carefully, they are very heavy) to area
to grow some salad greens.

Almond Area DONE
Replace tyres around Tangelo for winter sun trap.

Hot House Area
Clear bed to East of Hothouse and plant Bamboo (finally)
Make plastic tarps for covering windows of hot house on frosty nights.

Prepare indoor sprouts (for us) and write tutorial on the process. Started
Continue to prepare Seed/Plant inventory...

To see how the various Garden areas fit on our half acre block check out the newest Map of our place HERE


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