Planting Salad Greens

As I mentioned at the end of yesterday’s post, when we returned from the city we planted some seeds.  Here is Ben and I going about the task.

Happy snap!

Filling the seedling trays with seed raising mix.

Ben using the dibber to make small holes for the rainbow chard.

Extreme concentration!

We planted the following together:

  • Spinach – Winter Giant
  • Rainbow Chard – Pink & Red
  • Red Cabbage
  • Kale – Chou Moullier
  • Spinach – English Medania
  • Lettuce – Red deer tounge
  • Lettuce – Wild Arugula
  • Lettuce – Mesclun Mix
  • Lettuce – Italian Lollo Mix
  • Lettuce – Yellow leaf
  • Lettuce – Freckles Bunte

Hopefully they will grow in the greenhouse as it is quite cold outside for this time of the year.  Once they get started I will pop most of them in the spare garden bed that I have resting at the moment, and the rainbow chard in the bed next to the chook house.

I love it when Ben helps me out in the garden.  Great Father and Son time.

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Comments

  1. says

    It’s great spending time in the garden with the kids, though yours is much more helpful than my two! Great range you’ve planted…

  2. says

    Funny that this is what you did after the climate change rally Gav. The reason? Well because after the climate change rally in Sydney, I stopped by Sydney City’s World Environment Day celebrations (5min walk from where I live) and they were giving away free plants.

    So after the rally I did some gardening too.

  3. says

    @ Bec, happy days! He wasn’t that helpful. It was done under sufferance of course!

    @ Brendie. Cheers

    @ Sarhn, That is two people who have said that now. Must be contagious.

    @ BM, it certainly was fun.

    @ Hazel, yes, I use the greenhouse regularly, especially over winter to make seeds germinate quicker and to prepare for spring planting. You can get an early jump on the next season. I do leave it open all summer though, as it has got up to 50C inside with the doors shut.

    Gav x

  4. Kylie says

    Hi Gavin. Thanks for this info. In a first for me I planted lettuce, broccoli and tomato seeds a few weeks ago. (My Diggers book tells me that tomatoes are a goer this time of year in Perth!) They are all doing well in my sunroom but I’m not entirely sure when to plant them out. Do you have any tips from your experience? Cheers.

    PS Took my family to the Perth rally yesterday. My 5 year old is becoming a seasoned activist.

  5. says

    Hi Gavin, I have been thinking of getting a mini greenhouse..but am wondering how often I need to water..as I often leave things up to mother nature. I have also received that list you sent me…sorry I haven’t gotten back to you…I’ve just been really busy….But I will have a think about it, and when I get more organised…I’ll take you up on the pod-cast interview…Many thanks for everything…loved the post…as many hands make light work hey!

  6. says

    I know exactly what you mean Gavin about enjoying it when your son helps you in the garden. I love it when my children help me in the garden too. It makes me feel like a great parent imparting such down to earth knowledge.

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