Well busy, busy days. Starting to slowly transition the garden to more summer crops. But when you are harvesting this (200g beans, 200g snow peas, 2kg tomatoes, 1.5 kg broccoli, 200 g strawberries, 250 g Zucchini, handful of baby carrots cause I always over plant, Pak choi, lettuce and silverbeet whenever I want it) it's hard to pull anything else out to make room as everything is still so productive.
So I'm still on the fence about my paper pot maker. Issue 1: dries out really quickly which means I need to water them every day. I never had to do this in my self watering pots but then the roots would tangle so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I've planted my first few seedlings like this and it was EASY so I'll reserve judgement for a while. My latest batch, I made with double the amount of paper so the pots are a little thicker and I stacked them super tight against each other so we'll wait and see. Issue 2: my germination rate was quite spotty. But, my first few were made with cheap potting mix or manure mixed with coconut coir and not my usual searles/coir mix that I used to use with the self watering pots -> that could be the issue. OR I didn't notice the drying out much originally so maybe they dried out too much and killed the baby seedling? I will continue to experiment and report back. For Andy, I attached the link to the diggers site where I bought my paper pot holder. paper pot holder
So my beautiful flowers are for more than just making me happy. The goal was to get more butterflies, bees and dragon flies in the garden. I have 3 massive bushes of lavenders which I am so proud of and marigolds, calendulas, federation daisies and I'm just about to have sunflowers again. It's working! Look!
I went round the other day and fertilised my garden with the chicken coop scrapings -> SO MANY WORMS! The asparagus has certainly responded well. 3 new spears.
Lastly, I'll just show off my garden bed with my new beans, snow peas and perennial leeks
Oh well, that's it from me guys. I must say Andy, the site is so much easier to upload photo's and blog on now -> did you change something?
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