Thursday, October 9, 2014

Garden start - the first no-dig bed

No-dig garden started:

No dig garden, day 1

Newspaper, cow manure, sugar cane mulch, woodchips, cow manure, shredded paper, cow manure, sugar cane mulch

Needs another five or so layers I think: chook poo, lucerne, cow manure, woodchips, chook poo, sugar cane mulch

Then planting on top:
- ccrn seeds, capsicum, eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin, onion tops, cucumber seedlings

Seed raising mixture:
- coir fibre, perlite (vermiculite?), mushroom compost?

I was going to grow corn up against the fence, but I think I'll go for beans, or maybe a passionfruit in that spot. Corn in the centre of the no-dig bed, so I don't have to reach in to grab things.

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From Hargreaves Nursery:
SEEDLINGS TO PLANT NOW

Flowers: Alyssum, Amaranthus, Aster, Begonias, California Poppy, Coleus, Cosmos, Dahlia, Dianthus, Gerbera, Gypsophila, Impatiens, Lobelia, Marigold, Nasturtium, Petunia, Salvia, Snapdragon, Verbena, Vinca, Zinnia.

Vegies: Beans, Beetroot, Cabbage, Capsicum, Carrots, Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Chilli, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive, Leek, Lettuce, Melons, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Rhubarb, Silverbeet, Spinach, Squash, Sweet corn, Tomato, Zucchini.

Growing ong-choi

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