One of the bonuses to moving to Northland is a longer growing season
This year I am dreaming of the harvest
Tomatoes, Capsicums, Chillies, Eggplants, Watermelons
.... and the list goes on
As you can see I have already started
I used my hot water cupboard to get them started ( covered in clingfilm), and prepped to plant by the moon calender only to find while telling my neighbour that I got my dates wrong.... I planted on the days it said "do not sow seeds"...shame! Luckily my mistake made little difference and my tomatoes germinated in 5 days!
Then I transferred them out into our cold frame... which is still in construction
It works a treat and is warmer than the hotwater cupboard!
Also I've been planting.....
And getting ready for deliveries of topsoil and wood shavings for my gardens.
So far we have done well on the budget...
Mike has made all of our gates
and alot of the fencing materials, the calf shed and chicken coop were made using left overs from home renovations and bits and pieces from old jobs at work..... which has been ideal, because we have had more money to spend on planting
This is where the entrance to my vege garden will be.
But you will need to use your imagination....
the two plums trees arching towards each other over a wooden gate...hedge's on either side and a path that meanders through a tiered vege patch, then the path continues past a feijoa hedge and down the hill under large trees to our pond.......
lots of work to do, but I'm sure the rewards will be worth it.