Despite another birthday celebration planned for this arvo, and a not so pleasant day, I still managed to find my half hour to sort my final garden before moving onto cleaning the house. By sorted, I mean a quick weed, removing dead/damaged leaves from our winter crops, and sprinkling snail pellets around. Our gardens are by no means ready for spring planting, nor are our seedings ready for the big wide world.
This garden was built as a temporary garden for my eldest about 5 or 6 years ago for his school home garden project. In summer, we need to be cautious in regards to what is planted where in there as there are trees around. But in winter, it is by far the best garden for winter crops. With my boys deciding not to garden this year for school, I have been able to plant it out with lots of brassicas without worrying about having to remove them early to make way for their seedlings.
I also spent a bit of time shuffling my seedlings around so that all the early sprouting ones are at the top. Hopefully this way, I can avoid leggy seedlings. Looking at how quickly some are growing, I imagine there is going to be a wee bit of planting up soon.
I was also happy to see that my older tomato seeds are starting to come through along with a significant amount of jalapeños. There is also soil movement in a number of other punnets where I was beginning to wonder if the seeds had rotted. I am definitely not patient, and the thought had crossed my mind to resow. In all fairness to the seeds, the first sown ones have only been in for 12 days. The latest...8 days. Still plenty of time.