I have mentioned before that there are plenty of stones in our area. Not many large, useful ones, but many, many, many small irritating ones. The size that are just perfect for distorting carrots which are trying to grow, or prevent RMan from raking up freshly scythed oats.
The stones on the road wash down whenever we have heavy rain (something I have a vague memory of - we have had exactly 1.5mm of rain thus far this month. Previous years: 2014 = 33mm, 2015 = 53mm) - all different sizes of stones. And, serendipitously, some of the stones are exactly the right size for my purpose.
|Soil test results. The yellowed in area's show|
When we had our soil tested back in October 2014, the knowledgeable gentleman we saw told us that we should be grateful for those stones, as they contain valuable trace minerals which are beneficial for the garden.
|The small pebbles were boiled for 10 minutes|
I boiled up the stones to make sure that they didn't contain any unfriendly pathogens.
|To assist in water reaching inside the pot,|
RMan hauled out his drill
|I used the drilled plant pots to sort out|
exactly the size I required
|Pebbles line the base of the pots|