Monday, October 15, 2012

Feeling smug

The sunshine this weekend proved something of a boon in the suburban veg plot. I hit the garden with great enthusiasm and a 'to do' list as long as your arm. And by Sunday afternoon, here's where we were:

Clear dead sunburst squash plant from raised bed - tick
Harvest remaining Conference pears that the damn squirrel hasn't got at - tick
Plant up purple pansies in window boxes - tick
Sow broad beans - tick
Plant garlic in beds and in modules - tick
Sow green manures in empty beds - tick (though it may be a bit late for much growth)
Plant out cauliflower and cabbage plantlets - tick
Feed any slugs I find to the chickens - tick
Clear dead sweet peas from raised bed - tick
Take propagules from sempervivum plant - tick
Remove yellowing leaves from sprout plants (and feed to abovementioned chickens) - tick
Harvest last of the toms and remove plants from greenhouse - tick
Harvest almost the last of the chillies - tick
Plant daffodil bulbs in pots - tick

Feeling rather pleased with myself after all that. What did everyone else do in the garden this weekend?


  1. Wow - where is eating and breathing in that list?

    1. Breathing was fine to fit in but hubby helped out on the eating front by either cooking for me or ordering in takeaway. That way I only had to stop to actually consume before heading back out again...

  2. Yay - excellent work. We had lovely weather here too, so I planted out my eggplants, Potted up some chillies, tried to revive my mint which has rust, planted out the basil and generally pottered around. I probably should have accomplished much more but still it ws lovely to be in the garden.

  3. Now that's some list nicely boxed off. You are entitled to feel smug. Not sure what I achieved other than filling the green waste bin up :)