It all started out so well. Grow some food. Eat it. Plant some trees. Put together some wicking beds. Fill them with compost. Grow food from seed.
What could go wrong?
See this row of happy beans? I grew them from seeds I kept from a punnet of beans from Bunnings. They’re The Bunnings Beans.
One of these beans is greener than the other. Also, see the yellowed radish to the side? Grrrargh!!*$%^#
After a bit of sleuthing on the net, I think it’s a nitrogen deficiency.
I have some aged manure in bags here (who doesn’t, after all…) so I guess I’ll have to take off the mulch, spread the manure around, then put the mulch back on. Just the job for a windy day like today…
I’m SO peed-off. I spent about $150 for this compost and it’s starving my plants. I filled 9m of wicking beds with this stuff…. AS WELL AS many pots and seedling trays… not to mention the Great Pumpkin Experiment pots (one of which has already hastily had some coffee grounds mixed in at the top to hopefully add some nitrogen. The manky pumpkin may have a chance at life!) Now what’ll probably happen is a less-than-ideal harvest this year as I slowly build up the soil. I could’ve done that in my front yard with much less expense and building skillz.
I hate gardening. With a passion.
Though I did feel good about planting 10 asparagus crowns in the bed that the asparagus seeds did nothing in. I ordered them from Green Harvest on a Saturday and they were here on the Tuesday. From Queensland! That service leaves Diggers for dead. That made me happy.
Though now I look at this photo I remember that I filled all of the potato bags with the compost. As well as the ginger and the jerusalem artichokes that I ordered with the asparagus.
Yep! That does it. I’m back to hating gardening again…