We planned to be in Melbourne this week and this day is supposed to be Rayyan's complete corrective cardiac surgery that we have been waiting for a long long long time. However, the day before Rayyan's pre-check up before we fly off to Melbourne, on Thursday morning Rayyan fell down from the bed and fractured his collar bone. I did not realised he fractured his collar bone as this was not his first time fall down from bed. But he seems in pain the whole morning and I had to rush to a meeting with my supervisor after he settled down to have his morning nap after breakfast. My husband brought him to the hospital after he finished work and Rayyan had his X-rayed confirming that he had a minor fracture in his collar bone. So Rayyan had to wear a sling now for about 2 weeks. Of course, the next day for his cardiac appointment the nurse and doctors were stunned to see someone had a fractured collar bone when he is set to be operated. After discussion with the surgoen in Melbourne, the surgery will be postponed for about a month until Rayyan collar bone is properly healed. We are having a difficult time to make sure Rayyan not hurting himself, with a sling in one hand, he still attempt to climb the sofas and bed. Although he is already 17months old now, he is just learning how to walk a few steps and he weights 8 kilogram. It amaze us to see Rayyan with a sling and out of breath (due to his condition), he is still determine or stubborn to walk a few paces carefully. I honestly don't know how I survived last week.
So, I thought I could not participate Seedy Sunday at Glandore Communtiy Garden which is organised by Seed-Savers Group Adelaide where you bring your excess seeds,seedlings or cuttings and share with other seed-savers because we were supposed to be in Melbourne. But due to our bad luck, we managed to join in this group of wonderful people. I always wanted to join in but I am actually a very shy person. I needed something to boost up my spirit after a very busy and eventful week. I would like to thank Andrea and other people inviting me to this Seedy Sunday and made me feel so welcome.
I made a seed inventory and my seed wish list last month, from this 'Seedy Sunday" most of my wish is fullfilled and I am so happy! So many seeds and bulb will be my first attempt at growing them, I hope in my hands they will grow well. I never dreamed that I can have a go at growing potato onions and elephant garlic this year.Any idea how to plant potato onions? My mother was so happy to meet someone that is very generous to share some blue iris (Japanese~ayame) rhizomes. She planted it almost immediately after we reached home.
I have always wanted to try dragon carrots and looks like this autumn we will be growing them. Hopefully in early spring, we have colourful carrot harvest as we plan to grow other afghan carrot variety as well.
I was planning to buy some parsnip seeds but there were parsnip seeds on Seedy Sunday! My umbellifers seed wish list has all been ticked off~ fennel, chervil and parsnip. We also got some parsley and dill seeds.
This are silverbeet seeds look similarly like lettuce. I really have to plan my cold-season planting very well as there are many new seeds I am trying this time which I have never even eaten these western vegetables before like silverbeet, red chard and rainbow chard. There are also other new brassicas seeds that will be introduced in our garden mizuna, purple sprouting broccoli and giant purple mustard that comes from Seedy Sunday. I learn a lot from this Seedy Sunday about seeds and meeting people dedicated with collecting seeds is very inspiring and motivated me more to collect my own seed as well.