Moments like these this afternoon when I wish I had a gardening guru to teach me the ways of the wild instead of sifting through reading material from the library. This photo is of just the soil in the little planters. I ended up making a lot more (from newspaper) as I felt I needed them so I could sow less seeds in each planter. I did eventually sow the seeds- not sure if I put too many in each container, whether they were too deep or too shallow (I put the thinner seeds in very shallow seed raising soil, and the larger seeds further apart and a little deeper) or whether they'll even germinate at all.
My biggest question now is whether I should water them or not while I wait for them to germinate... any ideas my faithful green readers??? I have sown peas, beetroot, leeks, onions and lettuce- apparently all ideally sown late summer/early autumn in Melbourne.
The seeds are from Eden Seeds and are all traditional open-pollinated varieties, thanks to Catherine from A Time to Create for telling me about this wonderful company.
Only time will tell whether this little experiment works. Fingers crossed...