This is Ecobed 2 growing light feeders this year.  Its just turned winter and its cool outside.  I've just cleared the mulch off this patch of soil and I'm planting leeks.  Its another feature of Ecobed design, that you can use the tops of the bed wall to run temporary guide lines just using small nails and a piece of string.  I like to transplant my leeks early while they are quite small (these are 200mm) and plant them into holes 100mm deep made by my makeshift dibber.

This is Ecobed 2 growing light feeders this year. Its just turned winter and its cool outside. I've just cleared the mulch off this patch of soil and I'm planting leeks. Its another feature of Ecobed design, that you can use the tops of the bed wall to run temporary guide lines just using small nails and a piece of string. I like to transplant my leeks early while they are quite small (these are 200mm) and plant them into holes 100mm deep made by my makeshift dibber.

CROP ROTATION..... In my 4 year crop rotation, four different family groups of vegetables are grown separately in four garden Ecobeds.  In autumn each family group is moved to the next bed in the rotation, and continues to be moved every year.  In a given bed, solanaceae are followed by light feeders, then by legumes, next by heavy feeders and finally solanaceae return to the bed (and so on).  http://joharthash.blogspot.com.au/p/crop-rotation.html

CROP ROTATION..... In my 4 year crop rotation, four different family groups of vegetables are grown separately in four garden Ecobeds. In autumn each family group is moved to the next bed in the rotation, and continues to be moved every year. In a given bed, solanaceae are followed by light feeders, then by legumes, next by heavy feeders and finally solanaceae return to the bed (and so on). http://joharthash.blogspot.com.au/p/crop-rotation.html

DIY Cold Frame ... Salvaged windows make a practical frame to raise plants in cold winter months. With a little DIY-ingenuity, use reclaimed wood to complete the sides and keep your costs down & keep your garden growing. Learn to make a simple cold frame @ http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/building-a-simple-cold-frame/ | The Micro Gardener

DIY Cold Frame ... Salvaged windows make a practical frame to raise plants in cold winter months. With a little DIY-ingenuity, use reclaimed wood to complete the sides and keep your costs down & keep your garden growing. Learn to make a simple cold frame @ http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/garden-care/building-a-simple-cold-frame/ | The Micro Gardener

Great way to wash veggies fresh from the garden - make sure to collect water under and recycle it back into the garden

Great way to wash veggies fresh from the garden - make sure to collect water under and recycle it back into the garden

GROWING PUMPKINS.....To minimise the space required in a small vegetable garden I grow a single butternut pumpkin supported on a climbing frame.  I control the length of the vines by frequently pinching out the growth tips.  They branch to give multiple short vines maximising the yield of pumpkins in this small space.  http://ashjoart.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page_20.html

GROWING PUMPKINS.....To minimise the space required in a small vegetable garden I grow a single butternut pumpkin supported on a climbing frame. I control the length of the vines by frequently pinching out the growth tips. They branch to give multiple short vines maximising the yield of pumpkins in this small space. http://ashjoart.blogspot.com.au/p/blog-page_20.html

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