We have an empty patch with cineraria as a natural border at both sides that has been prepared with horse manure and gypsum. It use to be heavy clay soil. We added gypsum and organic matter into the soil so it retain more moisture and good air circulation for the beneficial creature in the soil. This is the result after a year of working on this patch to make it more fertile.
In autumn/winter 2010 we planted broccoli and cabbage in this patch.
So for spring/summer 2010 with our available seedling stocks that we have now, we plan to grow in this patch:
- Cabbage ‘Red Choi’
- Mix lettuces
- Wong Bok
- Musselburgh Leek
- African Marigold (Crackerjack)
- Earliball cabbage
After transplanting the seedlings (except carrots direct sowing), the patch transformation ~
This patch is in part shade. My neighbour has kindly cut some of their palm tree leaves that has been shading this patch from receiving direct sunlight. Now the plants in this veggie patch will received more light. Cineraria does not mind to be in the shaded area. African marigold will be the front border for this patch and keep the nematodes away from attacking the brassicas. Another different view of this patch.Stay away slug and snail from those seedlings!!!
Have a nice weekend everyone.