- Mushroom compost
- Leaf Litter
I have decided to use the abundance left by my neighbour after she cleaned her gutters insted of pea straw, it breaks down quicker and is more sustainable, as the transport involves me filling up a bucket and moving it to the bed, and importantly the plants seem to thrive on it. I should of taken pictures as I was going but I didnt, so here is the finished article.Between the mushroom compost layer and the leaves is my drip irrigation, fed from the wheelie bin, that is fed from my washing machine.
The rest of the garden is showing signs of spring, which is hopefull, even though this morning it is very frosty. The nectarine tree is blossoming which is always joyfull. Growing up in the UK, the cherry blossom brought hope that winter was coming to an end and that the days would get longer and sunnier.
The peas our starting to show, I bit the bullet and put down low toxicity snail bait, high in iron rather than the toxic methyhydrate that kills birds, possums and the local cats (although I did catch a large grey cat staring at my girls one day so one more dead cat would be no loss). Also grwoing them in a hanging basket should put them off.
Last week here in Geelong we had a large amount of rain, so everything is BURSTING out of it's seams. About to get the third crop of broccoli off these plants. After a lot of rain I like to give my plants a big drink of seaweed and they love it.
Notice the drip line