52 Shades of my Veggie Patch: Week 8


Spring 2012

Finally made the journey to The Garden of St Erth this week. WOW!

So inspirational. I got myself a couple more tomato plants, bringing my total to five. I still feel this is not enough but I don’t really have anymore room at this stage. I actually took a couple of pots from around the house that had some kind of hedge growing in them and used them to put some tomatoes in. The hedges will go into the ground somewhere. Or not.

I keep peeking in my little seed box and still only one zucchini plant has popped up. I dug around in the dirt and found a capsicum seed that looked like it had or was starting to germinate. I am still quite doubtful. I need to find a site that tells me the expected time of germination so I know when to tip them out and try again!! Zero out of twelve for capsicum and one out of eight for zucchini is pretty bad, though. My thumb seems to be black, not green….

More leek out of the garden this week. The stuff just won’t end. Unlike my Pak Choy or whatever it was that I planted and it went straight to seed. I think my broccoli and cauliflower have come to end so there is some more room coming up in the beds for some capsicum……


  1. Get dirt for new garden bed
  2. Trim hedges around patch
  3. Dig over compost
  4. Tidy up dry stacked bricks
  5. Ask neighbour’s gardener where I should plant my lemon tree
  6. Research pumpkin varieties to plant in new garden be
  7. Plant purple carrot seeds in front left bed
  8. Learn how to compost like a champ <– ok, so I now know a few things about composting, but I probably can’t be called a champ yet.
  9. Weed the general garden area.

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