Thursday, 7 May 2009

Visit the Veiled Garden!

The garlic bed is looking pretty. The raised bed behind holds leeks.
The first bed holds white mustard, beetroot, carrots, spring onions.
In the second bed you find cabbage growing. The third bed, with the tall loops, has broccoli.The long bed in front, covered by an old curtain, holds freshly sown purple dragon carrots.

All this covering, first of all to keep out the chooks (as they tend to break into the veggie garden and do terrible damage to mulched beds), and to keep out the Cabbage White - so as to avoid all these caterpillars munching on all the greenery.

Two late-maturing varieties of apples - Granny Smith and Lady William. Netted to avoid the winged rats getting our fruit.Inside Lady William's veil:


Kel said...

wow. looking really good up there! looking forward to a food swap! hehe. *madly thinking what i can swap* and your apples are looking glorious!

Mickle in NZ said...

No wonder the chooks have been heading off. Be careful, they might be off plotting on how to attack the veggie veils.

xxx from a cold Wellington, Michelle and Zebbycat

Rosey Pollen said...

I gave up on my garden looking "magazine worthy, now I am all for the remay and netting. Worth every effort. I liked your photos. Thanks

Rest is not idleness said...

I have the white curtains as well, but I am also trying "fake" white butterflies on a thread, it seems to be working quite well, (I haven't seen any more eggs under leaves lately)

Anonymous said...

Your garden looks lovely dreessed in veils! I have been lazy protecting my garden this year and have kept the poor chooks in their pen when I have young seedlings. I hope the cabbage moth treat me nicely. I've tried scattering their fav plants around the garden more this year to try and confuse them.