The question is what does ‘D’ stand for? How about seedling destruction by a diabetic old kitty, who by the way, is lucky to be alive!
Traipsing through into the kitchen to do the morning chores the other day, while hubby was away, I was met by my seedling punnets on the floor minus the seedlings!
What? I rubbed my eyes in disbelief (another ‘D’ word) and after holding my breath in shock for what seemed like an eternity, I let out a couple of good expletives. Only a couple mind you! I stomped around for a bit cleaning up and wondering what to do. Luckily he hadn’t spotted another 6 trays of punnets tucked around the kitchen bench, so these seedlings are thankfully intact. I’m still wondering why he decided to do it. Was it kitty pay back for something, or was he hungry (doubtful) or as kitty’s do on the occasion – eat grass? Interesting to note, some of these seedlings ironically enough are poisonous to pets – try eggplant, chilli and tomato and yes he ate them all! I’m still scratching my head in wonder. So there we go … enough of nutty cats!
Spring in Auckland is often unsettled and this spring is no different. The blossom that looked so pretty on our almond tree has dropped already – thanks to the notorious September winds.
That buckwheat I scattered about in one of my raised beds has germinated and those seedlings are skyward bound. As there are spots in the bed devoid of seedlings, I threw in more seed over the weekend including some lupin seed for good measure and some added colour.
I still haven’t removed the other brassica garden – which is also home to spinach, borage and a host of uninvited stuff. I won’t now as I will be planting the tomatoes in a month’s time (fingers crossed no more cat attacks)! More from this space soon.
There is however, action happening in the garage on the heat pad … my long white wonder cucumber has germinated and is unfurling it’s greenery for the first time. More seedlings are on the way, and shan’t be stored in the kitchen!
My chooks are being good girls too – egg production is well underway again under the watchful eye of Colin of course!
Even on a dull day, aren’t spring flowers lovely?