Friday, 23 May 2008

Garlic box

This is a little experiment. Growing garlic in a stryofoam box. (And some other veggies, but more about that later. Maybe.)

The box of garlic freshly planted.

12 days later.


Kate said...

OK, but why, Vegie gnome?

Veggie Gnome said...

Short answer: because I wanted to. ;)
Long answer: I read about growing vegetables in foam boxes in several books and magazines. I finally found enough of these boxes to give it a go. Just to see how well things grow in these boxes. Also, I sowed carrots in another box because I was getting fed up with the slugs and snails that had destroyed several sowings in the last few months. So I thought I'd see whether the box would keep out those pests.

Filling the boxes:
I started with a good layer of cow manure, then a layer of horse manure, followed by a layer of mushroom compost, a layer of compost and finally a layer of good (home-made) potting mix.

Kate said...

Sounds good. I like to grow carrots in foam boxes too or in a tub, That way I can get better soil at a good depth for them. Good luck.