What an inspiring talk by Annemarie and Jeff from Berryman Farms in Greenwood last night at Garden Club. Annemarie has so much knowledge, she has been growing heritage veg for 35 years. Only bought one tomato, an indeterminate Roma type - Amish Paste. Will definitely have to stop by their farm next time we head to Nelson.
Planted our seeded plants out today - eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and celery. I am really hoping that one of the eggplants will be an Indian one. They got a bit mixed up in the seed trays! Still have to prick the leeks out and do second seedings of carrots, radish, beets.
Tried the first Icicle Radish yesterday - excellent, nice and sharp, clean bite with good spice.
I think I can start to seed part of the cutting garden, since we almost have a meeting of the minds as to how that area of the garden should proceed! I would still like to work in a dry stream bed look, but my opinion isn't counting!!
No matter how good the intentions, I remain in awe of those who blog on a daily basis!
Last Fall I invested heavily in 4 fancy young chickens (pullets), that should have come into lay in October. They didn't. I thought perhaps they were hiding their eggs. They were very beautiful, particularly Lady Jane (Grey), the Lavender Orpington. They played more together, having lots of mock fights, which I had never seen other chickens do. While we were in Indian, those looking after the house and animals finally mentioned that the "Show Girls" as we had nicknamed them, were starting to crow, and showing too much interest in our other hens!
Something had to be done! Three "Show Boys" were dispatched to new homes, and Earl Grey now presides over the hen coop!