@Darcy, Mr Lincoln is a beauty. Mum had it in her garden years ago. Reliable, well shaped and fragrant. Black Boy is also pretty good.
Hi @EOR, @frog. Cold and windy here too. Am still nursing the cold I've had, but I have managed to do some weeding, and planted some parsnip seeds (in the ground) and rockmelon seeds (in pots).
Parsnip seed is often hard to germinate, but the ones I've put in are very fresh, so I've tried planting them individually at their final spacings, and will replant any that don't come up. I put in maybe 50-60 seeds, so that was fiddly but not quite totally insane.
Need to do a lot of yard cleanup still before fire danger kicks in here. While I don't much like the cold and wet, at least it means we've got more leadup time.
@frog, I've seen some impressive small gardens. Sometimes little spaces can be more productive than big ones because you can properly pay attention to everything. I reduced the area I was actively gardening over the past couple of years because with everything else happening, I wasn't managing to keep it all alive. I'm hoping to gradually re-expand, improving the soil and the layout as I go. What would be brilliant would be small space intensive productivity in a big yard... my dream, still to discover whether it's a practicable reality.
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