Tuesday, March 04, 2008
We have melons!!! There are about 4 bigger ones and a handful of tiny ones on the vine. It's the first time I've grown melons, so I'm pretty excited - if only I could remember what type I planted lol.
The peas & snow peas are growing well. I also have a pumpkin vine that's growing - it has some flowers on, but no fruit at this stage. It was a seed planted out of a store-bought butternut as an experiment, so we'll just have to wait and see. There are also some volunteer potatoes growing up in the vege patch - no idea how much is underneath!
I finally got around to planting the seeds that I'm raising as seedlings - broccoli, cauliflower, silverbeet, lettuce, parsley, oregano, basil. For some reason I've been putting it off for a month - I think because I've always just direct sowed or bought seedlings and I'm scared I'll stuff it up - it took me about 20 mins from scratch once I got a round 'tuit'! I don't think I'm keeping it moist enough though so I'm going to rig up some sort of glasshouse with a sheet of plastic.