Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sopping Sunday Seedsavers

The worst day posible for sorting seeds - raining and humid. It has been raining for 5 days now and we seem to be picking up about 30 - 50 mls each day. Today is no exception as it has rained non stop for the last 20 hours.
So although the seeds were a bit too moist to do any sorting, a small band with undampened fervour for growing things turned up with raincoats and umbrellas.

There was a small exchange of stories about the likelihood of flooding in Eastside. Luckily we had a historian who had got the story straight thanks to talking to a lot of old timers in town - Warburton street will flood before Giles street by all accounts.

After our lovely morning tea we made our way out the back yard to discuss growing seeds and the like.
rain or shine - serious about seeds!

We covered potting mixes, types of irrigation , sunlight, seed depth, thinning, hardening off areas, humidity  as the wind buffeted the trees around. I think we felt quite stoic there out in the rain. This was followed by a small garden tour to see some of the goodies growing .
 We also talked out fertliser options, compost, manure, heap as opposed to bins.

Back inside to get a few seeds - and of course more refreshments!
Recent garden successes and problems were discussed and new plants discovered - yes you can eat Luffas!
This was all acheived whie looking after 10 children so well done all.

1 comment:

  1. As one of those under an umbrella I have to shout 'Cheers Chris and Helen". It was a truly delightful morning, full of inspiration, laughter, good food and lovely , lovely people. Many thanks. Katja