Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday in the garden

Yesterday before the sun was out of it's pajamas Superman and I hit the garden. The kiddos were still asleep and we savoured the time together before the heat set in.

We picked what was ready and we are so pleased with the corn from the newest is big and strong and perfectly formed. We then cut down the remaining sunflowers around the pond and put them in a basket to dry. I am so thankful for Superman who is really picking up a lot of my slack now that my back is not working properly.

When the kids woke up they got busy too and helped clear out the spent corn, tomatoes and marrow plants. We dug in compost from our own heap (which is now depleted) and in the beds below sowed turnips, beets, peas, red onions and chard.

Where the marrows have been, we dug in compost and planted loads of broad beans. These were a mainstay last winter and we hope to fit in at least 3 consecutive plantings.

By then it was 10 a.m and too hot to be outside. We will need to keep these beds watered daily until the seeds germinate....and somehow keep the chooks out!


Lois Evensen said...

Isn't it wonderful to spend quiet time together while working on a project together.

Lovely post.

Wendy said...

Hi Lois

With munchkins we don't get too much time alone and our mornings have become quite special. Being up at 6am daily gives us a little time to finish sentances and enjoy a cuppa together.

Are you home again?

Tuinmeisie said...

Beautiful harvest, Wendy.