Wednesday, 27 October 2010

New potato bed

Growing potatoes is very rewarding. Apart from the fact that home-grown potatoes are very tasty and totally organic - it is also a great way of starting a new bed, as you have to pile up the soil to hill the potatoes. Once Berry Gnome has harvested the taties, I take over and plant garlic or onions.
Here we have a new bed. It has to be netted as the chooks constantly break into our backyard (3 acres of land is apparently not enough for them!). This netting is also fantastic for a brassica bed (cabbages, caulies, broccoli, etc.). The white caterpillars (actually they are moths, but who wants to be picky?) cannot get through the netting, hence no annoying caterpillars on the plants later on.

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