Saturday, April 12, 2014

Container Vegetables - Milk Crates

I am going to be using the ubiquitous milk crate as the container of choice for my vegetables. They are modular, readily available (I buy them) and just the right size. There is wealth of information available on the "square foot garden", which is the size of a milk crate.

One crate takes one bag of compost and I can move them and stack them as the mood takes me. The only problem that needs to be managed is watering; at the height of summer a pot with something like a tomato or capsicum can dry out in less than a day. Not a problem at the moment but an irrigation system will need to be incorporated before next summer.

I shall use the phases of the moon to govern my activities. It might be a load of old hooey (and there again it might not) but either way it is a useful garden time management and reminder tool.

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