Seed Time

Gardener:Northland Backyard Gardener

Date:17 Sep 2022

Blog Type:Vegetables

After spending the morning at sports, Connor and I spent a little bit of time meandering around his gardens, chatting and working out what he wanted to plant; and what needed to stay. A plan was sketched  so that he knew what he needed to sow.

Connor has been allowed to have all the back gardens for his school home garden challenge, as his brother opted out this year. This has allowed him to be a bit more creative with his plans. One garden, his original 3m by 3m garden is going to planted with just corn and sunflowers. I can't complain about that - it is something I have always wanted to do myself. And I will admit, if he hadn't been gardening this year, there was a high chance that garden would have been full of dahlias (my latest obsession). 

With a few long term produce in the garden, like onions, garlic and asparagus, he did hit a few barriers as he also wanted pumpkins, melons and potatoes. We have talked about using some of the grow bags, and also putting some things like spring onions and cherry tomatoes into our buckets once again. I am actually looking forward to seeing what he comes up with in the end. I also think we might have to talk to dad about getting some water systems in place to help reduce the workload. 

Most of his seeds are now done. We even had a suprise discovery of some tomato seeds that we thought we had lost (Indigo Fireball). It did mean that one garden plan did change as we will need to put these ones in the garden as we tend to only plant cherry tomatoes in the buckets. He also had to sow Moon Glow which he snacks on while he is gardening. The only seeds to sow now are his corn and sunflowers. We need a bit more seedraising mix first to do that. That, however, I think is a job for during the week as we are off to BMX in Auckland tomorrow. 


Seed Time