Next major Spring job. The blue Pots
These are plastic 200L drums from a company my Hubby does work for. They usually recycle them, however they let us have a few, about a dozen now I think. (You can purchase them from feed stores, our sells them for $20-40 depending on the type and size)
I have found the 5 garden beds are often not big enough to produce all I want, especially with long growing crops like potatoes. So to free up a bit of space I also plant in these pots**.
This year I hope to grow pumpkin, cucumbers, potatoes and possible a luffa too.
But first before I can make plans I must empty out a few of the pots that kikuya has invaded, dig in goodness such as compost, manures, b & b and in a few – gypsum as the clay is compacting. Then cover with mulch and then wire to keep the girls out. I think I will also remove some of the soil around the fig, it is not growing as robustly as it could. (Please note this should be done in winter not spring…)
Phew I am exhausted just thinking about it! I am thinking it will roughly take a day to achieve this. Sunday is looking good….
**Also I have fruit trees planted in the pots. Because…. We are still undecided about staying or moving or possibly building now – 5 people 2 bedrooms – yeah its getting tight. We are so blessed to be where we are. Parks, neighbours, big block, 5 mins to everywhere But, oh gosh where do I start with the extensions, flaky lead paint everywhere and asbestoes! Its just too much right now, so for the moment, if we do move I can take my now 2 year old trees with me. Instant fruit!