21 August 2015

August 2015 (2)

Its spring next week and my peas are in flower.  They love this sheltered spot and have always grown well in Ecobins.  There are 12 pea plants in each bin, which I thought was pushing it a bit, but they all seem to be quite healthy and growing strongly.  They do get some help from that gas water heater, it not only keeps them warm, but it feeds them with CO2.

I use lettuce as catch crops because they are fast growing and can be harvested before the surrounding plants get too big.  There were 4 in this spot originally but 2 of them have been harvested, and the 3rd one supplied a few leaves for lunch today, very tasty.  I always take them very young when planted like this.