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After heavy rain earlier in the week the new water storage is full to capacity.
No leaks !!! What a guy.
Last weekend Sue (my wife) sowed our first lot of new seeds for the coming season. Early Lettuce and Rocket were planted in punnetts (seed trays) and placed in our home made hot house. This weekend they are already poking their heads through. We make our own seed raising mix using our own compost which is sieved through a wire mesh and mixed with fine river sand. This gives us good drainage for the seedlings and nutrient to feed them. I made our own mini hot houses a couple of years back to help germinate the seeds. It is an old plastic display frame from work covered in plastic bubble wrap. I replace the bubble wrap each year as it breaks down in the sunlight. I t works a treat and provides a nice warm environment for the plants to grow.
These early lettuce will be grown on in pots as the soil will still be too wet and cold to produce strong plants
Took delivery of twelve bags of mushroom compost this morning, this is the spent growing media that produces commercial mushrooms. It has no nutritional value for the veggie garden but is a marvelous soil conditioner, particularly in heavy soil.
There is usually a bonus of a few free mushrooms in the bags, today was exceptional, I picked nearly two kilos off the top of the bags.
Lunch was a bonus, Rye toast drizzled with olive oil, Miso spread topped with a bed of sprouted lentils, grilled mushrooms sprinkled with Herbamare seasoning and nutritional yeast. Oh and shredded water cress sprinkled over the top. Any good or what ?
I guess the garden is a bit like the body. Treat it right, feed it with the right foods for your particular situation and watch it flourish.
Me, I’m in full bloom.