52 Shades of my Veggie Patch: Week 9


Spring 2012

The weather couldn’t get anymore contrary this week.

Wednesday I was sweating it out on my run, thankful that I had done all my gardening in the morning. Ok, so it was a high of about 27 degC here, but coming out of a winter where the nights were below zero that feels like the surface of the sun. Today and yesterday, in contrast, are cold rainy affairs that have my thermostat turning on the heaters!

All this adds up to lots of growth in my garden in the coming days, I think.

I still need to get rid of the finished crops and think about what I can put in their places.

My pumpkin seeds have started popping up. I planted 4 in each mound and so far there are 3 on the right and one of the left. I wish this same success rate could be applied to my capsicum mix! Just when I was thinking about tipping them out and starting over I see this morning that one of them has possibly popped up. Or maybe it is a weed. Either way, I have consulted the oracle (Google) and it seems I can plant the seeds up until the end of November and that they need to be in the seed trays for 5 weeks before going into the garden bed.

These capsicums are starting to sound like a long term plan.


I used to have Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes as my ringtone for ages. I just remembered that. I have found some lovely, stylistically varied versions on Soundcloud. I really liked the idea of the Salsa one, but it needed a little extra oomph. Like may some marraccas or castanets.

This one has soul. He may not always sing in tune, but he has the attitude.

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