Two mad gnomes and a big garden.
The Veggie Gnome does the edible stuff, the Berry Gnome the berries and taties.
OK, but why, Vegie gnome?
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.
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.
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