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Category: general growing conditions | Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:33 pm

Another day in paradise.
It's raining here, and very blowy. As I look out at the dark morning (it's 7.26am) I think of all those who live in snowy or misty areas this time of year. The beauty of Gardenstew is that I can appreciate this area for what it doesn't have. Snow. Much as I love to look at it, I'm glad I don't have to deal with it year after year.

I've decided to rearrange my vege patch. Well, perhaps not rearrange, but to cut out the pathways between some of the beds. What I'll end up with (when I can find edges the right size!) will be just 3 long beds, instead of 6 with walkways between.

I've been giving some thought to watering systems for the beds, and it seems to me that I'd just have to step over the black poly pipe I'm going to use to water down each bed. So, I'm digging up the little bit between each long bed, and planting right down the long beds now. I may have to put down a block to step on when I want to go across beds, but that's easy.

I've had trouble finding time to write anything on gardenstew. I've been reading other's posts, making the odd comment, but then gotta go. It's a juggle.
I have three children between 12 and 16. We run a fulltime custom car business, a seasonal transport business during the grape season, and I have a weekend job at a video store.
Add to that that the family own a caravan park, and it's spring cleaning time before the christmas rush of visitors and I'm very busy!

I'll post some pics when I get my new camera, and the time to work it out! Happy gardening.




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Comments

 

Sjoerd wrote on Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:13 am:


The bed re-arrangement sounds good. Have you already figured out what you will plant and how you will arrange things?




 

Jewell2009 wrote on Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:06 am:


Sounds like you are busy and planning. I always enjoy the planning part. Will love to see your photos. Keep us posted :)




 

debbieteale wrote on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:56 pm:


The rearrangement only went as far as joining the six beds together to make 3 long beds. it only incorporated about a metre of pathway in the middle. I'll just extend what's already in the beds.

I've kept the beds in their rotation order, so there's one bed for leafy vege's, one for roots & one bed for fruiting vege's.

The only problem is that I've a lot more of those than anything else during spring. It's finding places to put them all that's the problem.

We're experiencing quite a wet spell at the moment, so there's no real problem with watering. Wonderful.

I love to see vege's growing. It's such a thrill to be able to wander out and pick a handful of peas and eat them off the plant, throwing the shells back onto the ground. Yum!

I have one pea plant whose pods are substantially longer and fuller than any other. I'm wondering if it's a great plant, or better fertiliser in that spot. Should I collect those peas and replant later with those?

Hmm....





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