24 January 2016

January 2016 (2)

Ecobeds can handle close plantings like this.  Its the natural way to grow herbs and vegetables, and this bed is growing climbing beans, tomatoes, dill, parsley, thyme, basil, oregano and a geranium.
All three stages of bean production are shown here including bud formation, flowering and bean pod development.
A nice truss of tomatoes.
This bed looks very neglected, but the potatoes will soon be ready for the main harvest.  Although I have already harvested a sack full of potatoes from the back of the bed for immediate use, I will wait until the foliage dies right back before harvesting the main crop. That way the potatoes should store longer before trying to grow new shoots.