5th July 2008

I went nuts today and planted out more seeds than I will ever need for Spring! I;m going to give block planting a go. I know that according to Permaculture principles, this is discouraged. The theory is that pests like certain plants, and if you plant them all together it is like an ‘All you can Eat’ restaurant. But I find in my garden, that by spreading everything out all over the place, everything is betting flattened. My theory is that pests can only eat so much. If I can plant MORE that they ca eat i the one sitting, then I might just have some left over for us to eat.

So what did I plant?

10 Spaghetti Squash 40 Snake Beans
10 Hales Best Rockmelon 60 Pastel Carpet Alyssum
20 Pickling Cucumbers 20 Pumpkins (Variety unknown, but very large seeds)
20 Lebanese Cucumbers 10 Organic Kent Pumpkins
10 Cotton 10 Capsicum
10 Thyme 40 Amish Paste Tomato
30 Royal Carpet Alyssum 20 Jen’s Bush Pumpkins
40 Butternut Pumpkin 40 Brandywine Tomato
10 Gourd (Unknown – maybe Luffa or Bottle?)

So as you can see, there is going to be a LOT of incestuous Curcurbita love affairs going on this Summer – Who knows what sorts of pumpkins I’m gonna get next year {shrugs}

Yesterday, I also bought Rhubarb and Asparagus crowns.


About mrszoomby

When I'm not writing or crocheting, I'm training for the zombie apocalypse.
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