This can be a bit a lull time in the garden – the seedlings have sprouted and been transplanted; the soil has been dug and now we wait for the good weather. Unless you have a garden as big as mine – then you would have a list of things to do as long as my ‘to do’ list.
At this point we need to work with nature and try not to force her – the plants will be happiest when they are ready, not when we want them to be. So, in the meantime it is a case of keeping seedlings watered, keeping weeds down while they are little and enjoy a bit of a breather before it becomes crazy again – which it will.
Looking into new and exciting ways to eat and cook what you are growing is a great idea so you can anticipate the harvest all the more and maybe give yourself plenty of time to acquire special ingredients or equipment. I’m toying with the idea of getting some fermenting gear and giving that a go.
I just wanted to bring you an update on the Mini Challenge winners – you certainly haven’t made it easy, and deliberations are still being made. So, we will announce the winners in a separate post very soon.
And we will be taking a bit of a break before the next mini challenge so look out for it starting on the 18th October. Which, by the way this year is going, will be here soon enough.
Oh and – not officially part of the Vegie Growing Challenge or anything but James over at McLittin's Garden and I have decided to have a friendly contest for bragging rights growing the largest Giant Pumpkin. The Yates Growing Community stays open all year so we should be able to get back together in late summer at a date not yet decided to show off our enormous pumpkins… Feel free to join in with us.
In my garden this week I hope to be tackling irrigation projects – with Hubby the Un-Gardener and the Teen Lads doing some trench digging for me (yay for school holidays) and I should be crossing loads of things off my list so I can enjoy that lull before it gets busy again…
Happy gardening and as always – if you want to get in touch leave a comment below.
Sarah the Gardener : o)
Photo: my Behemoth Giant Pumpkin seedling