- Jan-Mar 04 – 3967 kWh = $604.32
- Jan-Mar 05 – 3678 kWh = $606.56
- Jan-Mar 06 – 3557 kWh = $587.64
- Jan-Mar 07 – 4290 kWh = $726.35
- Jan-Mar 08 – 609 kWh = $160.02
Other than that, the other events of the day seam pale in comparison. But here I go anyway. Most of the broad beans are up now, and look great, as are the two variety of peas I planted. I will have to put the bamboo pyramids back up on Saturday, because now I know where all the seedlings are. Just before sunset, I planted some bok choy seeds to see what would happen and watered well. I love making stir fry’s so they will come in handy, as will the snow peas. The spinach is up now and growing well, and I think that the brown onions, spring onions and leeks have sprouted but I am still unsure. I used a fair bit of horse manure in that patch, so grass seeds have sprouted and I am not game to start weeding or mulching until the onions develop a bit more so I can tell the difference! There is no sign of the parsnips or beetroot seedlings yet, so I will wait another week before giving up hope. There are so many tomato seedlings appearing in the root vegetable plot because of the compost and the warm weather, I am not sure if they are beetroot. This is mainly because last year I planted seedlings and not seed, so I don’t know what they look like when just sprouted. Time will tell, as with all things in my garden.
I was listening to a podcast from The Environment Show whilst walking to school to pick up Ben this afternoon. It featured David Holmgrem who was the co-originator of Permaculture with Bill Mollison. David talks about reclaiming suburban backyards for food production. You can listen to it here. If you prefer a visual stimulus, I have added a video interview that is about the same concept of backyard’s providing us with most of our food needs. It is the path to the future, and I am glad and proud to be growing some of my families own food.