Some after-work gardening

Gardener:Ev in the South

Date:16 Nov 2021

Blog Type:Vegetables, Flowers

Garden is starting to flourish; I’ve spent a bit of time today after work looking for potential male flowers for a couple of pumpkins that are already busting out female flowers. Looks like starting seedlings earlier paid off, as pumpkins are flowering much earlier this year than last (as long as they actually end up bearing fruit of course).

This weekend was full on beekeeping, so I’ve been spending evenings after work last week and this slowly planting out the tomatoes. I’m about half-way through, so really hoping for a nice weekend without rain to finish the job. I also have a couple of tiny tomato seedlings that I’ve started in October, from a late seed purchase. I’m still hoping they will catch up, but I should probably give up as the likelihood of them delivering a harvest in Dunedin climate at this point is low. 

Also, very happy to have bargained off another small chunk of soil to plant a couple more brassicas. Can’t wait to have our own piece of land though. Meanwhile, making the most out of current situation, we’ve got potatoes for Africa growing in grow bags which means no more undug lost potatoes. We grew a few plants in main vegie garden last year and this year sure enough a forest of potatoes came up in spring. We must have left at least 2 kilos of potatoes in the soil last autumn!

Photo is of my untidy area, which I’m promising myself I’ll take care of this week. Yes, mainly coriander haha    

Some after-work gardening