Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tuesday 2nd May - Instant Salad Garden

The moment Mel has been waiting for finally arrived. We decided that the end of April must mean the end of frosts (and we are running out of space in the greenhouse). Mel dug some trenches and all that needed to be done was to shake and tip the guttering and out came the salad leaves into the trench.

The end result was an instant salad garden. We will pinch some of Steve's homebrew beer for the slug traps. In between the salad leaves, we have planted marigolds to keep the bugs away.

4 comments:

Greenmantle said...

More publicity for you on WW podcast today! It's an hounour to have such media stars in our prescence!

Allotment No 21 said...

Media Stars - Eeek! Richard from WW is lovely and we were looking forward to seeing him again but the female blue tit is missing - presumed dead so sadly no chicks...

Petunia's Gardener said...

NOW I understand the guttering thing! I didn't realize the benefit other than as trays for seedlings. Now I know!

Allotment No 21 said...

Hi Petunia,

Mel read about it in Sarah Raven's book 'The Great Vegetable Plot' although I think the idea has been around for years. It really was a simple case of tilt & shake and out came a row of plants with no root disturbance. I just hope they don't get eaten by slugs!