Damn it, why on earth are all my veggie patch areas growing twenty million weeds after 2 or 3 days of rain? Of course I'm grateful for the rain, but all these little weeds that are sprouting up everywhere sure do have a lot to answer for.
The good news though is that everything is growing at a rapid pace and I'm hoping that it won't be too much longer before I can start transplanting some of the seedlings into their new home.
Our broad beans are finally popping their heads out of the ground too, which pleases me greatly. The funny thing is that I'm not really a broad bean fan, but since everybody else enjoys them, I thought they'd be great to grow.
Now, are there any tomato growers out there? I'm a bit of a pickle with deciding how many plants to grow this year. Last year was my first year growing tomatoes and while we produced enough for salad consumption and one batch of soup, it wasn't enough for the bottles of pasta sauce that I'd been dreaming of. I didn't know anything about growing them - so super overcrowded my greenhouse with tomato plants and although I sort of knew how to trim them for more fruit, I didn't have it down pat and started trimming way too late. Everything became over crowded and crazy in the green house and it ended up being a jungle in there - a jungle of vines that is.
This year I feel like I have it down pat, have watched heaps of videos/read books on trimming and am in the process of training them up a wire in the greenhouse. I've popped in 5 bushes so far and there is space for 3 more, but I was hoping to keep this for some vertical cucumbers + chillies. But then I worry that 5 tomato plants won't be enough to yield the kind of amount that I'm hoping for. This vegetable gardening is certainly tricky business! Any suggestions would be warmly welcome.
Oh and does anybody remember our pallet path that we put in last spring? It was a bit of a muddy mess for a while, but I thought I'd share a photo of the path one year down the track - love it. Don't mind that skinny little track that you can see going off to the side, it's compliments of Trooper - he doesn't believe in taking the path.
Well, better get to it. If you need me I'll be in the garden making a start on those weeds.
P.S. Don't forget to enter my dishcloth giveaway.