Monday, March 30, 2009

Belindas Back to Basics Challenge Update



Sowing seed or Planting

Sown seeds of:
Peas - Masey Gem
Broccoli - Romanesco and Di Cicco Early
Cauliflower - Paleface
Kale - Nero di Toscana
Snow Pea - Roi De Carouby
Spinach - Bloomsdale and Viking
Lettuce - Rabbit Ear
Silverbeet - 5 colour

And for the flower garden:
Alyssum
Heartsease


Harvesting:
Tomatoes
Parsnips
Celery
Strawberries
Beans - Blue Lake
Cucumber - Apple

This year I'm attempting NOT to buy any more seeds but to use what I have. Some are out of date but by sowing them thickly I'm still getting more than enough seedlings. Some seeds quickly lose their viability, such as parsnip, so they do need to be discarded if out of date. The cabbage seeds I planted last week are already up and growing strongly despite being 2 years past their use by date.

Planning for The Future

Menu Plan for this week:
Monday Fettuccine Carbonara and garlic bread
Tuesday Curry and rice
Wednesday Fish, chips and salad
Thursday Soup and rolls
Friday Lentil Burritos
Saturday Home made pizzas
Sunday Leftovers

Working for the Future
  • Cleaned out all my seed packets, threw out those that were very out of date
  • More decluttering

Building Community
  • Voluntary work with a local youth organization
  • Read the local newspaper




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