Thursday, 27 July 2017

Garden Records

Banjo in the Garden

Your mind is a garden, 
Your thoughts are the seeds, 
You can grow flowers, 
Or you can grow weeds.
~ Anon

Isn't that a great quote shown above? Anon must be one clever person to come up with such good sentiments. 

I would have a better idea of what seeds I am growing in my garden if I kept more detailed information on what I have planted.  For example, I did not write down any information regarding the snow pea seedlings I planted out, and now weeks later I cannot remember a thing about them. I am now in the process of collecting the seed for storage. What was the variety of snow pea I planted? Is it a hybrid? All I really know is that it is a purple snow pea.  

Purple snow pea seed pods

On Sunday I transplanted some volunteer lettuces. I love volunteer plants. I have other volunteer lettuces going to seed. I hope to have a third generation come up in the garden. However once again I don't appear to have recorded the variety of lettuce I originally planted. It would be very useful to have that information now.

Volunteer lettuces re-planted into a garden with more sun. Also in the
garden is a pineapple tomato. 

So moving forward I hope to see improvements in my record keeping. What about you? Do you manage to keep records of what you plant in the garden? When do you record this type of information? 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Personal Growth

"Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth" 
~ Anon

Monday, 24 July 2017

Haste Makes Waste

"Haste makes waste no less in life than in housekeeping."  
~ Henry David Thoreau

Do you agree that haste makes waste in housekeeping? Lack of time certainly affects my ability to prevent and manage waste. Is that the case with you? 

This week my menu plan consists of the following:-

Monday ~ Corn, Potato and Chicken Chowder
Tuesday ~ Leftovers
Wednesday ~ Mustard silver-side potato bake
Thursday ~ Leftovers
Friday ~ Toasties
Saturday ~ Spaghetti Bolognese
Sunday ~ Leftovers

As you can see we don't mind leftovers in our household. Eating leftovers frees us from cooking every day. I am also hoping to do a bit of baking during the week as well. 

Other tasks I would like to work on or complete this week include:

  • Make another batch of soup and sauce mix
  • Start another compost heap
  • Transplant some volunteer lettuce seedlings
  • Clean and store some tomato seeds
  • Collect some snow pea seeds
  • Sow more veggie seeds
  • Start knitting a scarf

What are your plans for the week? 

Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Way of LIfe


For you show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever.
Ps 16:11 NLT