The first shadecloth covered veggie patch is doing well - perhaps too well. We can't eat what is growing in it quick enough... (so ruddy great armfuls get given away - neighbours / kids, etc)
|Garlic and swiss chard - they did wonderfully this year inside|
the shade cloth covered veggie patch
My multi-coloured swiss chard did really well - a lot of self seeding went on at the end of last summer when the previous plants bolted....
|Swiss chard city lol|
... and I left them to it.
|That parsley plant is roughly 45 cms in diameter - it obviously|
loves the raised bed
I then took a wander to the pumpkin veggie patch area.
I love recycling whatever I can and when we scored some raised bed pallets / boxes from the tile shop at the end of last year, I lined them with plastic and chucked alpaca poo into them during the winter months until they were full. Then I tossed in some pumpkin and butternut seeds, ran a sprinkler head to each one, and left them to do what they wanted.
This is what they wanted to do - with no further help from me...
|A recycled tiles transportation pallet, lined with plastic and filled|
with alpaca poo makes a brilliant pumpkin bed - especially if it's
placed next to an "anti chicken" wattle fence
|The anti-chicken fence is ideal for growing pumpkins on :D|
|It seems that the artichoke plants love their position between|
the two raised pumpkin beds
|Another couple of days and that artichoke will be ready for eating|
Yummy luscious-ness straight from the garden. It seriously doesn't get better than that!
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