CarolJane - Waikato is talking about growing Beans, Beetroot, Broad beans, Cabbage, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Peas, Pumpkin, Silverbeet, Tomato, Zucchini, Something else from Waikato

Garden in progress

Wide awake and out of bed by 8am today. My inner system must have been telling me that it was going to be a perfect day to garden. AND it was. 

I had a couple of things to deal with before going into the garden. Then I took a leisurely stroll down the ROW and snipped off several dead heads on the IRIS and collected the mail and on the way back picked 4 juicey STRAWBERRIES from the garden that border a neighbours garage. It is his area but I garden it. Then I had lunch and got outside.

I weeded around the wee seedlings in the salad garden. RED CARROTS, MANCHESTER TABLE CARROTS, BEETROOT, BABY BEET and PEAS. Still no sign of PARSNIP so thinking they were a failure. There is still 1 of 2 CUCUMBER standing its ground against the snails and I do have more to plant out

Next I transplanted 2 more HEIRLOOM TOMATOES and admired the way the 3 bigger purchased TOMATOES at the back are coming on and that the 3 previous HEIRLOOM TOMATOES are picking up ever so slowly.

Well I have no idea what is happening in the CUCURBIT patch least to say I did have 6 PUMPKINS and now there are 3. The 3 lost ones seem to have given up the fight for survival. Last year I randomly threw in a handful of PUMPKIN seed from a bought PUMPKIN and with no snail bait care or attention I got a great crop. 

Transplanted out today were 3 more ZUCCHINI so there are now 6 of them. And this time I laid YATES SNAIL BAIT at the time rather than seeing no plants left the next morning.

Number 3 of 4 RUNNER BEAN tubers has sent up tiny shoots and the other 2 are scrambling up the bamboo Tee Pee. I feel I need to plant some more seed at the 4th stake as there does not appear to be a tuber there.  There are heaps of BROADBEANS ready for picking so really must get that done this week and take some to Mum.

I gave the RED CABBAGE a squeeze and OMGosh I felt hardness so at last they are hearting up. 

SILVERBEET, CELERY and some older BEETROOT have bolted so they need to be dealt to. 

Never a dull moment in the garden. 

AND what a beautiful warm sunny day it was. Thank you Weatherperson; I wont genderise that. 

Happy gardening 

CarolJane- Waikato