Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sunday's To Do List

No, Laundry was not one of the tasks. The sheets were used to cover my newly planted vegetable seedlings, and what better place to hang them to dry, than on the veggie garden fence. Yes, there was a frost last night.

I filled the wheelbarrow with compost, added some all purpose fertilizer and top dressed ( kiwi talk) the front flower garden with about 2 inches of the mix. This was a time consuming chore, as I had to carefully spread the mix, around and between all the plants, sometimes a handful at a time.

A nice thick topping of compost

Next was to apply the llama tea which had been brewing for a couple of hours. The llama beads came from the stalls in the barn of a friend, so there was a lot of wood shavings mixed in. When I saw the spare laundry bag, Kiwi ingenuity kicked in so I put the beads in the bag to soak, so that when I put the mix in my sprayer there wouldn't be any small pieces to clog the nozzle. It worked like a charm.

Sheets removed from over seedlings ~ check

Compost spread on front flower garden ~ check
All gardens soaked in llama tea ~ check
Leaves raked up ~ check
Weeds pulled ~ check
Nasty thorny bush( don't know the name of) cut back ~ check
Roses fertilized and dead branches pruned ~ check
Shower ~ check
Pour glass of Merlot ~ check
Finish blog post and go to bed ~ check.

Quote of the day
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
~Charles Dudley Warner, My Summer in a Garden, 1871


Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Keewee... Has it gone as planned?... cheers! ~ bangchik

dinzie said...

damn those frosts eh....already frosts on the south island..just a few weeks before they are in wellington too......

i've not been in the vegie garden in a few weeks now due to my back problems...but maybe tomorrow for a looksee


Cathy S. said...

So much to do...but you sure seem like you are getting it done.
So much for spring here we were slammed with 3 inches of snow again!

cherry said...

Wow what a day you had and it was all lots of fun wasn't it nothing like a day in the garden !!

Cold weather is retuning here this week also.
have a wonderful day
hugs, Cherry

Heather said...

I love that you are a list person too! Now I don't feel so alone. You accomplished a ton today. Your garden will thank you. Llama tea huh? I know someone with a llama, I may have to try it.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I wish I had a cast iron back this morning. Looks like you got a lot accomplished. I bet your plants will be happy with you. Our frost date is April 8th, what is yours there?

Victoria Williams said...

I like the "pour glass of Merlot - check".

Peggy said...

You are cetainly a goer when there is gardening to be done! I am sure we all over do it the first sunny day in the garden. I am sure the glass of Merlot was well deserved and went down well.

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

I put a sheet over my man's banana tree. Must look weird to the neighbors. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have bunny poo tea. I wonder if lama is better?